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Thirteen year old Edward works for his father as a stone carver in Canterbury Cathedral. The most shocking political murder in England’s history happens as he watches – Thomas a Becket is hacked down by four sword-wielding knights. Edward’s father, trying to stop the knights’ escape, is ridden down by Roger de Lorgny and killed. In the chaos, de Lorgny drops a cross, thick with gold and jewels, he tore from the archbishop’s neck. Edward picks it up and runs…but not before de Lorgny has looked into his eyes. Hunted now, as a Jewel Thief and a witness, what can Edward do but run…

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