"One fine work of romantic suspense"
After traveling with her diplomatic father Sir Phillip
Amherst around the world, in 1813 Evelyn returns home to
England following his death. She promised her beloved dad
that she would carry out a death bed pledge by finishing
his final mission and accepting her legacy.
Some members of the English government want Evelyn
assassinated because she lived with Phillip and Sullivan,
both considered traitors to the crown. Only intelligence
agent Lord Justin Barclay refuses to kill a potential
innocent under the guise of war. Instead he decides
to "befriend" her to learn what she might know about a
somewhat substantiated rumor that Napoleon plans to destroy
the English economy as the means to devastate the country.
As they fall in love, he knows nothing can come of it once
she learns of his duplicity even if it is for their country.
Regency romance readers will enjoy this historical romantic
suspense novel. The story line has plenty of action, but
also contains a fully delightful love subplot built on
deceit and innocence as the admirable lead charcaters forge
a shaky relationship. Though the macroeconomics is not
quite clear, the sub-genre crowd will applaud this fine
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 28, 2003