London 1558. An orphan from a far-off land is renamed “Noah Ames,” and given every advantage the English Crown can bestow.
London 1592. Now a barrister, Noah witnesses what appears to be a botched robbery, a crime he suspects to be part of a plot against Queen Elizabeth herself. Noah must use all his knowledge and skill to lure her most disloyal subject onto the only battlefield where Noah has the advantage … a court of law – though in doing so he risks exposing his darkest secret. Its revelation could cost him everything: love, his livelihood … even his life.