American author David Liss has had continued success and critical praise for his work ever since he won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel with A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER. In his fifth and latest novel, THE DEVIL’S COMPANY, he brings back his most popular character --- Benjamin Weaver --- who stars for the third time in one of his books.
Benjamin Weaver is a colorful and multi-layered character. An ex-boxing champion and now self-proclaimed Ruffian and master of disguise, Weaver has a knack for getting into precarious situations and coming out on top. THE DEVIL’S COMPANY poses, perhaps, the most daunting and confounding situation we have seen him in yet. The year is 1722 and the place is London, England. Upon meeting a wealthy and mysterious gentleman named Jerome Cobb and his cohort, Mr. Hammond, Weaver learns that he is being set u