Here’s the set-up for S.K. Nicoll’s The Power Behind The Throne, just $2.99 on Kindle:
Ten Centuries of Royal tradition under threat… and all because a boy wants to meet his father.
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II is finally drawing to a close. American student Jack Hollander is the one man who can stop Prince Charles from fulfilling his destiny. He just doesn’t know it.
Something else he doesn’t know: His death warrant has been signed by the Sceptre Committee, a secret organisation with a simple but vital objective; to protect the monarchy at all costs.
Hollander, freshly arrived in London to study architecture, is trapped in a high stakes game he doesn’t realize he’s playing – until he discovers the shocking truth about his own identity and the grim secret that has already destroyed his family.
Torn between ex-girlfriend Megan and Rachel, the English rose he meets on a tour of Buckingham Palace, he sets out to extract revenge. But will Jack Hollander get to meet his father before the Sceptre Committee sends him back to Seattle in a body bag? And if he succeeds against all odds, will the British monarchy survive ‘its greatest threat since Oliver Cromwell’?
Sally Nicoll’s debut novel combines meticulous research with high octane thrills. Like her previous best-seller, Bets and the City, it is a genuine page-turner with a breathtaking climax – and an astonishing sting in the tail. The Power Behind The Throne will appeal to fans of David Baldacci, Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, Vince Flynn, and Michael Dobbs.
From the reviewers:
I was initially drawn into reading this book because of increased visibility of British Monarchy as a result of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate. If you do enjoy speculating about who is the real power behind the throne, you will enjoy this book (let’s just say that appearances can be misleading). I read it in only a few days and found it stunning. – Floyd – London
Here’s a look at what the Brits might actually do to protect all that glittering fairy-tale pomp of trumpets and golden carriages. This thriller catches you on the first page and doesn’t let you stop turning them until you’re done. – Beverly Swerling
A rolicking ride and a great premise! I truly enjoyed this thriller: a great beach read, especially this summer with all eyes on the British monarchy! – Alexandra E. Wax
Sally Nicoll is a former journalist, broadcaster and advertising copywriter. Her first book, Bets and the City, a comedy memoir of her briefyet eventful career as a day trader, was a surprise bestseller in the UK. She lives in London’s Primrose Hill with her dog – the true hero of Bets and the City – who has not yet forgiven her for featuring an Irish Setter called Caesar in her fiction debut, a high stakes political thriller: THE POWER BEHIND THE THRONE.
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