Kensington, Nov 2004, 14.00
In 1897 London, the popular Tony Venable is expected to become the next Prime Minister as he offers sweeping changes that excite the people. Two days later Tony is dead with a fishhook engraved on his chest.
In Bullhead Manor, while he was visiting prostitutes, Kyger Galliard thinks of his beloved Jancie, who married his older brother Lujan; everything changes when an American stranger Angilee Rosalyn offers him money if he takes her maidenhead. Her wealthy father is forcing her to wed odious Lord Wroth for his title. She figures the arrogant aristocrat would never marry a deflowered female. He takes her virginity, but is shocked that he did not think of Jancie.
Top government official Lord Wyland wants Kyger to find dirt on the assassinated Venable because he fears for its future if people do not move beyond the assassination. The only clue is Bullhead Manor which Tony allegedly frequented. As the danger mounts, the “Bullhead Bull” and the “edible virgin” fall in love, but someone wants Kyger dead.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner