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In this literary thriller set in eighteenth-century London, Samuel Johnson and James Boswell are threatened by Boswell’s mad and envious younger brother John.
“An exciting, suspenseful story. . . . Not to be missed.”–The Washington Post
“[An] accurate, original, and entertaining fictional reconstruction.”–The Boston Globe
“Remarkable.”–David Liss, author of The Devil’s Company
“It is a beautifully written novel, with the flavor of a literary work.”–Star Tribune (Minneapolis)