The King's Beast: A Mystery of the American Revolution

The King's Beast: A Mystery of the American Revolution

When Duncan McCallum is asked by Benjamin Franklin to retrieve an astonishing cache of fossils from the Kentucky wilderness, his excitement as a naturalist blinds him to his treacherous path. But as murderers stalk him Duncan discovers that the fossils of this American incognitum are not nearly as mysterious as the political intrigue driving his mission. The Sons of Libert...

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Title:The King's Beast: A Mystery of the American Revolution
Author:Eliot Pattison
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  • Pamela
    In 1769, Benjamin Franklin has asked Duncan McCallum, an exiled from Scotsman, to help retrieve fossil bones from a bog in the Kentucky wilderness. When one of the team is found dead amongst the fossils, Duncan determines it was murder. He vows to find the murderers. The Sons of Liberty tell him the...
  • Paul Bennett
    BLURBWhen Duncan McCallum is asked by Benjamin Franklin to retrieve an astonishing cache of fossils from the Kentucky wilderness, his excitement as a naturalist blinds him to his treacherous path. But as murderers stalk him Duncan discovers that the fossils of this American incognitum are not nea...
  • Steve
    The King's Beast is well written and offers up a rollicking adventure with exotic locals in England and the United States during the 1700s. Ben Franklin has asked Duncan McCallum, formerly of Scotland, to retrieve old bones from a bog in what is now the state of Kentucky. Unfortunately, one of Dunca...
  • Cheryl
    I am in awe of Eliot Pattison's Bone Rattler/Duncan McCallum series. The depth of history equals that of the greatest non-fiction writers such as David McCullough & Walter Isaacson all packed into a rollicking, adventurous mystery. The essence of this series is the constant struggle between the past...
  • Tom
    A great book, a great series & a great author!...
  • Roger
    Eliot Pattison's books have always been densely packed, full of detail about unique cultural eras and places, with a large cast and frequent introspective musings by the author and by those characters. For me, Pattison's books have been eager but not quick reads, especially the Inspector Shan series...
  • Annarella
    A great mix of historical fiction and mystery that kept me hooked till the last page.I loved the storytelling and how well the author mixes historical facts with fiction.The historical background is well researched and vivid, the characters are fleshed out and the mystery is solid.It's the first I r...
  • Rhonda Hicks
    This is the first book by Eliot Pattison I've read so I had no idea what to expect from his writing style or if he had any other works available. Come to find out, this is the sixth book in his "Bone Rattler" series! As exciting as events sometimes are, plain history to me is usually boring unless ...

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