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Freedom of the Mask (The Matthew Corbett Novels) Kindle Edition
This historical adventure filled with menace and mayhem by a New York Times–bestselling author “keep[s] the story twisting unpredictably. . . . [A] page-turner” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver, has left New York for Charles Town on an assignment from his agency—and vanished. As his friend Hudson Greathouse sets out to track him down, he has no idea that Matthew is across the sea in London’s notorious Newgate Prison, accused of murdering a Prussian count and targeted by a masked vigilante. Now Hudson, accompanied by Matthew’s beloved Berry Grigsby, must sail to England in hopes of saving him in time . . .
Featuring Daniel Defoe as a fellow inmate at Newgate, this whirlwind tale of mystery and adventure comes from Robert McCammon, the multiple award-winning author of five previous novels featuring Matthew Corbett, as well as such classics as Swan Song and Boy’s Life.
“Rousing . . . Matthew quickly becomes embroiled in mysteries involving fellow inmate Daniel Defoe; a gin-running street gang, the Black-Eyed Broodies; a kidnapped Italian opera singer; and a masked avenger.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for the Matthew Corbett Novels
“Matthew is a very well designed character, very much a man of his time but also ahead of his time, as though he has stepped out of a modern-day crime lab into the early eighteenth century.” —Booklist
“This popular series takes us to a long forgotten time with characters who never fail to entertain.” —The Florida Times-Union
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About the Author
Robert McCammon is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including the award-winning BOY'S LIFE and SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD. There are more than four million copies of his books in print. His 2018 novel, THE LISTENER, is set in the 1930s and is available now from Cemetery Dance Publications.
His newest novel, CARDINAL BLACK, has just been released from Cemetery Dance. It is the seventh novel in the Matthew Corbett series, which started with SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD.
Mr. McCammon is currently writing THE KING OF SHADOWS, the eighth novel in the Matthew Corbett series.
Visit his websites: www.robertmccammon.com and www.matthewcorbettsworld.com
EDOARDO BALLERINI Edoardo Ballerini is best known for his on-screen work in The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and the indie hit Dinner Rush. He is also a frequent recorder of audiobooks. He lives in New York.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B099MZ937J
- Publisher : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (August 17, 2021)
- Publication date : August 17, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 7014 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 500 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,000 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Mild spoilers for the set-up.
Freedom of the Mask continues the tale of Matthew Corbett. It's a significant improvement on the previous novel (The River of Souls) which felt short and incomplete. Freedom picks up some time after River left off. Matthew has been left addled after the events of River and is captured by Count Dahlgren. He's being transported to England for delivery to Fell, and a most certain doom. Greathouse and Berry team up and ride off to the rescue. Somewhat into the trip to England, Matthew recovers his memory, and the roller coaster takes the first of the many twists to come. Matthew makes his way to England, with Greathouse and Berry not far behind, and everything kicks into high gear. Fell has a competitor, Matthew makes new friends, people are rescued, people are murdered, mysteries are solved, and new plots and puzzles are uncovered.
If you're a fan of the series and were on the fence about continuing on after the last book, you owe it to yourself to give Freedom of the Mask a shot. A return to form and an injection of new ideas that promise several new books to come.
While it might be possible to read this book on it's own I do suggest that you read the entire series starting with "Nightbird". Not only is there is a great deal of nuance in the texts , they are just plain enjoyable reading.
I grant that this episode ends in a substantial cliffhanger but this is not a problem as it stops at a point where there are many possible continuations (including none). I am certainly interested in how a book of sorcery ("Solomon's Lesser Key") will be woven into a story that has so far been grounded in the "actual" especially considering that many of the authors best works have dealt in what can only be termed the supernatural (keeping in mind Arthur C. Clarke's quip concerning "Sufficiently advanced technologies)
But I hope that the present episode will neither be the final nor the penultimate episodes concerning the intriguing world of Matthew Corbett.
Basically, this installment in the Corbett V. Professor Fell saga is a Road Runner cartoon, in which our intrepid handsome hero constantly makes terrible decisions about pretty much everything as he pursues the EVIL criminal mastermind from place to place. Along for the ride are hilarious characters like Mother Deare and her henchmen, a judge who wears a golden mask and kills for revenge, and Matthew's lady love, the idiotic Berry Grigsby, who won't stay put and makes things much worse for Matty. Professor Fell is a Marvel supervillain, who once had an island paradise and a giant pet octopus who ate the heads of his slaughtered enemies. Drugs, bloody torture by a "moony" dentist, betrayal, and every cliché a reader can think of get trotted out to propel the story towards....a cliffhanger. Oh, and the introduction of something that might be supernatural, which is usually the death knell for these sorts of propulsive bodice-rippers. Matthew will eventually face Satan and get back to avoiding walking on horse figs in the streets of New York once the Devil has been out-thought. What started as a really interesting series has simply devolved into an episode of Scooby-Doo.
Ridiculous enough to keep you reading and shelling out cash for the next installment, this isn't bad, but it's lost the spirit that made it worthwhile in the beginning. I'm not sure I care about Mr. Corbett anymore, but his burning of Mother Deare's wig is pretty awesome. Silly, but a harmless way to kill a few hours.