What is the Book of the Unicorn and why is Queen Elizabeth 1 searching for it so desperately? What ancient scandal threatens her throne as she fights to avoid executing Mary, Queen of Scots? And who is the man painfully waking up in a dungeon with no memory of who he is or how he got there?Unable to trust anyone, the Queen must recruit where she can. David Becket and Simon Ames, two mismatched heroes, unwillingly find themselves in the thick of a dark and murderous game.“Densely plotted and stylish. What we are shown is not the London of wealth, splendour, superb palaces and royal processions, but the underside of this magnificence: the stews, boozing dens, sword-schools, boys’ bawdy-houses, and the prison cells and torture chambers of the Tower of London … a rich and rewarding novel,” said the Washington Post when Unicorn’s Blood was first published. “Finney writes with an evocative lyricism that transports you back through the centuries,” said the Sunday Times.Patricia Finney is the prize-winning author of three novels featuring Ames and Becket - Firedrake's Eye, Unicorn's Blood and Gloriana's Torch. Together, the three novels make up The Spies of God series. Patricia Finney is also the author of The James Enys Mysteries, Do We Not Bleed? and Priced Above Rubies. Under the pen-name P F Chisholm, Patricia Finney also writes the Sir Robert Carey series of novels.