An outlaw in his beloved England, Gideon Viscount St. Mars (Blue Satan) finds freedom on his estate in France, but he cannot find peace. The Jacobites (followers of the Pretender, James Stuart), anxious to mount their rebellion, request his help.

Exiled in Lorraine and cut off from his adherents, James sends emissaries to tempt Gideon to the cause. The reward will be reinstatement to his father's title as Earl of Hawkhurst. With his own inheritance unjustly taken from him, Gideon has new sympathy for James. He agrees to return to England-to seek out the Duke of Ormonde and discover when the rising will take place.

In London, Gideon finds that Hester Kean has become entangled in a web of Jacobite spies. He warns her of the danger, but when a Jacobite is murdered at the opera, Gideon must choose between his promise to the Pretender and his concern for Mrs. Kean. While Walpole's agents threaten the conspirators, Gideon, as the highwayman Blue Satan, helps Hester solve a mystery that bears all the signs of The Spider's Touch.

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Second in the award-winning Blue Satan Mystery series, featuring the highwayman Blue Satan and his true-hearted friend Mrs. Kean.


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The Spider's Touch
(Blue Satan Mystery #2)
by Patricia Wynn

Pemberly Press
November 3, 2002
ISBN #097027274X
390 pages
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