The thrilling story of the biggest manhunt of the 17th century
International bestseller Robert Harris talks about Act of Oblivion, the thrilling story of the biggest manhunt of the 17th century. The year is 1660. Colonel Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, cross the Atlantic, on the run following the murder of Charles I. Under the provisions of the Act of Oblivion, they have been found guilty in absentia of high treason. In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy Council, is tasked with tracking them down. He will stop at nothing to bring them to justice—dead or alive. Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other.
Robert Harris is the author of fourteen bestselling novels: the Cicero Trilogy — Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator — Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, The Ghost, The Fear Index, An Officer and a Spy, which won four prizes including the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Conclave, Munich, The Second Sleep (which sold 185K copies) and the Sunday Times hardcover bestseller V2. His work has been translated into forty languages and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Gill Hornby.
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