New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick returns with a thrilling new venture into romance and mystery, featuring the most unusual, highly compatibleundeniably combustiblepairing of Tobias March and his mesmerizing partner, Lavinia Lake. An invitation to a country house party at Beaumont Castle provides a perfect solution to Tobias and Lavinias most exasperating challenge how to escape the chaos of London for a remote, relaxingand above all romanticretreat from prying eyes and wagging tongues. But the lovers plans are foiled when their first cozy interlude of the weekend is disrupted by the appearance of a stunning woman from Tobiass past.
Aspasia Grays beauty is as haunting as her connection to Tobias. Her long-deceased fiancé was a friend of hisin addition to being an eccentric assassin. The mysterious nature of the bond between Tobias and Aspasia makes Lavinia more than a little uncomfortable.
Especially as her first encounter with Aspasia occurs when she finds her in Tobiass bedchamber... It seems Aspasia is seeking protectionand solaceafter receiving an ominous message that eerily recalls the past. Suddenly the obstacles standing betweenTobias and Lavinia appear greater than just a little London gossipand far more deadly.
When events at the castle suggest someone is imitating the dead killers methods, the team of Lake and March fervently pursue the investigationand each otheras their leads take them from Societys most elegant hauntsand most discreet hideawaysto Londons shadiest backstreets. As their relationship heats up, so does the intrigue. Soon Lavinia will have to employ all her talents to flummox the scoundrel who so rudely interrupted her rendezvous.
And then she and Tobias can get back to more pleasurable affairs. From the Hardcover edition.