By Susanna Gregory
In the summertime of 1358 the general practitioner Matthew Bartholomew returns to Cambridge to benefit that his liked sister is in mourning after the unforeseen dying of her husband, Oswald Stanmore. conscious that his son has little interest in the material exchange that made his fortune and acceptance, Oswald has left the company to his widow, yet a spate of burglaries within the city distracts Matthew from aiding Edith in her grief and trying to preserve the peace among her and her wayward son.
As good because the robbery of irreplaceable goods from Michaelhouse, which threatens its very survival, a brand new starting place, Winwick corridor, is inflicting consternation among Matthew's colleagues. The founder is an impatient guy made up our minds that his identify will grace the University's such a lot prestigious collage. He has used his wealth to hurry the development of the corridor, and his appointed Fellows have infiltrated the charitable Guild based by way of Stanmore, with a view to achieve the help of Cambridge's so much influential voters on Winwick's behalf.
A excellent hurricane among the older institutions and the brash novices is brewing whilst the homicide of a number one member of the Guild is quickly through the demise of 1 of Winwick's senior Fellows. helping Brother Michael in investigating those fatalities leads Matthew right into a internet of suspicion, the place conspiracy theories are rife yet proof are scarce and the place the strain from the issues of his collage and his relatives units him on a direction that can endanger his personal future...