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Publisher's Summary

With The Whiskey Rebels, David Liss added to the rapidly growing audience for his extraordinary brand of historical suspense fiction. His unforgettable tale of spies and conspiracies in post-Revolutionary War America was a "gripping, visceral adventure," according to New York Times best-selling author Matthew Pearl. Now Liss delivers another riveting historical suspense tale - this one set in 1700s London. When Benjamin Weaver is blackmailed into stealing documents from the ruthless British East India Company, he soon discovers the theft of trade secrets is only the first move in a daring conspiracy within the 18th century's most powerful corporation. To save his friends and family, Weaver must infiltrate the company, navigate its warring factions, and uncover a secret plot of corporate rivals, foreign spies, and government operatives. With the security of the nation in the balance, Weaver will find himself in a labyrinth of hidden agendas, daring enemies, and unexpected allies.
With explosive action and scrupulous period research, The Devil's Company depicts the birth of the modern corporation, and is Liss's most impressive achievement yet.
©2009 David Liss (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-17-09

Very involving story

You care about the characters in this story of a man caught in a web of other people's intrigues, and forced to act in the interest of a very nasty pair. the good guys are good folks. That's why you care. You care about the mystery. Nicely historical, the sights, sounds, smells, and almost the taste of the time and place.

I manufactured instances to listen

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4 out of 5 stars
By connie on 03-28-11

If you like Ken Follett

This is similar historical adventure with good setting detail, but it's better than Follett: Better dialogue, more plot twists, no campy sex scenes, no protagonist pathetically and perpetually victimized until final vindication. Lots of spy vs spy vs counterspy. The hero is more swashbuckling rough justice than I like, but I cheer anyone fighting The Corporation, even in 1722. Simon Vance narrates this novel well with his usual panache.

I'll download the next of the series, and I hope Audible features the first eventually.

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