The young settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders.  At the Governor's command, Nicodemus Dunne – a disgraced London thief-taker who is now the Running Patterer, a news-hawker roaming the streets of Sydney – sets out to discover the truth.

The evidence points – amazingly – to none other than Napoleon Bonaparte!

Could the old enemy of the British have escaped death and come to the colony, where he is preparing to seek his revenge?  But who is aiding this phantom and how can he be stopped?  Why are Dunne's closest friends involved?  Is an exotic American singer stealing more than hearts?

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Robin Adair

Veteran Sydney journalist Robin Adair has had a wide and colourful career at the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs,the Australian Financial Review and the ABC. For many years he reflected on the lighter side of life in a humorous column for the Australian Woman's Weekly. He has been a lifelong student of early colonial history, especially police, pubs, crime and punishment. One of his ancestors was an early Sydney police superintendent; he believes another was a London judge who sent many convicts to Australia.

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Series: Nicodemus Dunne

Review THE GHOST OF WATERLOO - Robin Adair
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 19, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Ghost of Waterloo, Robin Adair
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 4, 2011
Review DEATH AND THE RUNNING PATTERER - Robin Adair
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
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Review THE GHOST OF WATERLOO - Robin Adair
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 19, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Ghost of Waterloo, Robin Adair
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 4, 2011

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