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The Trade Secret

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421 pages6 hours

Summary

A swashbuckling, rolicking tale of espionage, intrigue, and adventure, that also smartly investigates the pervasive forces of corporations and capitalism

Elizabethean England is a Golden Age of trade and art; merchants and poets from across the world pack London’s streets. There’s a new commodity people need—oil. And young Nat Bramble knows just where to get it. Nat and Darius Nouredini, a poet in a wrestler’s body, set off in search of the secret oil well under the abandoned Temple of Mithras in Persia. But their venture lights a trail of fire which will follow Nat all the way back to England, where he becomes caught in the crossfire of a war between the crown and the first corporations of London.

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