Avon, Oct 2004, 5.99, 384 pp.
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.
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.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner