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Avon, Oct 2004, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0060543957

In 1844 at a party, undercover spy Nicholas Wright seeks a female traitor so he makes a deal with someone named Campbell. Overhearing the transaction is widow Charlotte Sinclair, daughter of a recently retired spymaster and Nicholas' former boss. Campbell wants Charlotte dead immediately, but Nicholas tells him this is not the place and he will take care of this intrusion.
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Nicholas and his partner Sam abduct Charlotte to keep her safe. As the plot boils and the danger increases, Charlotte takes risks too feeling she is a chip off the old block having recently read her father's journals. Nicholas finds himself panicking over her safety as he has fall in love with her; she reciprocates his feelings but wonders whose side is he really on.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   spies Captor, in love with    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   spy Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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