Revelation " Dont expect to put the book down until you've seen it through to the apocalyptic finale " King Henry VIII is wooing Catherine Parr, whombhe wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant factionnat court are watching keenly, for the lady is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam lunatic asylum, amidst fears that the boy's terrifying religious mania could see him burned as a heretic. When an old friend is horrifically murdered, Shardlake promises his widow that he will bring the killer to justice. As Shardlake, together with his assistant Jack Barak and his physician friend Guy Malton, investigates further, his search leads him to Cranmer and Catherine Parr - and to the dark prophecies of the Book of Revelation. Soon he uncovers a series of horrific murders, which leads to whispers of witchcraft and demonic possession - for what else would the Tudor mind make of a serial killer . . . ?