The Queen's Men: A Novel (An Agents of the Crown Novel #2) (Paperback)

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The unputdownable and “lively” (The New York Times) Agents of the Crown series continues with this riveting novel following the original MI6 agent as he is assigned a dangerous mission to recreate a weapon from antiquity.

As she travels through Waltham Forest, Queen Elizabeth I is ambushed by masked gunmen who leave her carriage riddled with holes before disappearing into the night. Knowing that the perpetrators have the Queen’s carriage route, her Private Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, must find the mystery assailants before they can strike again.

While Queen Elizabeth’s Privy Council debates how to best secure the throne in the wake of the attack and Catholic Spain’s further intrusion into the Low Countries, the queen herself searches for the ultimate weapon to protect her country and throne: Greek fire, the recipe of which disappeared with the collapse of the Byzantine Empire.

She orders her friend John Dee—scientist, philosopher, and spy—to rediscover this vital secret, despite his misgivings. For he understands that in a world fraught with coded messages, ruthless adversaries, and deadly plot, his mission to secure his nation’s future may prove impossible, unless he deploys the most effective weapon of all: intelligence.

About the Author


Oliver Clements is a novelist and screenwriter based in Mortlake, London.

Praise For…


"[A] rollicking new historical thriller . . . . taut, made-for-movie-theater tension and delicious, snickering-from-the-back-row wit."
—New York Times Book Review

"In The Eyes of the Queen, Oliver Clements conjures a remarkable hero: John Dee, an Elizabethan James Bond who dives headlong into a mystery sinister enough to make Le Carré green with envy."
Keith Thomas, author of The Clarity and Dahlia Black
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501154782
ISBN-10: 1501154788
Publisher: Atria/Leopoldo & Co.
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: An Agents of the Crown Novel