James Jackson

The new historical thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Pilgrim

For fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden, this pulse-racing thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author James Jackson sheds new light on the bloody founding of America


Up the remote James River in the land the English named Virginia, lies a small wooden palisaded fort. This first outpost of the new colony is besieged by natives, beset by danger and sabotaged from within. Intelligencer Christian Hardy is there to protect the new possession on behalf of young Prince Henry, heir to the English throne.

Ranged against him are the forces of King James I and his spymaster Robert Cecil, who will sacrifice all to prevent war with Spain. And there, too, is his old adversary Realm, who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on Hardy.

Amid starvation and bloodshed a desperate fight for survival begins.

Publication Date: 02/11/2017
ISBN Hardback: 9781785761188
ISBN Ebook: 9781785761171

James Jackson

About the author

James Jackson is the author of numerous historical and contemporary thrillers, including Sunday Times bestsellers Blood Rock and Pilgrim. He is a former political risk consultant and a postgraduate in military studies, and acts as an advisor for film-maker Guy Ritchie and thriller writer Frederick Forsyth. He is also a qualified barrister and member of the Inner Temple. He lives in London.