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The Judge Hunter

by Christopher Buckley

The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley X
The Judge Hunter by Christopher Buckley
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  • First Published:
    May 2018, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    May 28, 2019, 368 pages

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Emily Isackson
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Humor and wit abound in this historical novel full of political backstabbing, murder, religious outlaws and a lovable, clueless protagonist.

In London 1664, Balthasar de St. Michel or "Balty" has no discernable skills besides pestering his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, Clerk of the Acts of the Royal Navy, for money or a job. Eager to be rid of his "pointless, impecunious" relative, Pepys arranges a position for Balty in New England hunting two judges involved in the execution of King Charles I.

King Charles II has ascended the throne, and the people responsible for the first Charles' death have been apprehended and cruelly executed – except Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, William Goffe. While believed to be a fool's errand – the two men have evaded capture for nearly four years – Balty cannot refuse a crown commission, nor a chance at a job. He must travel to New England and try to capture the regicides.

Following a long Atlantic voyage in which Balty spends countless weeks violently ill, he...

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