Blandford Candy, rake and spy, returns to London to find a brutal murderer at large. He is ordered to find the killer by Parliament’s Scoutmaster General. Our reluctant hero uncovers a web of deceit in the highest corridors of power and searches for evidence that could condemn the richest men in England to death. He comes to the attention of upcoming general, Oliver Cromwell, as his investigation takes him to the bloody battlefield of Marston Moor. But only one man can help – Sir John Hurry. A man Blandford has sworn to kill.