When Case Devere, the Earl of Castleton, is called upon to help the Special Branch find a dangerous murderer, his investigation leads to Jane Mayberry.

The very private, intelligent, opinionated Jane is a member of the Ladies' Library organization, which is involved in women's rights. Case is anxious to speak to a fellow member and seeks Jane's assistance to reach the woman.

He is attracted to the unique lady, but she tries to deny her feelings for Case, knowing that the secret she harbors may destroy his feelings for her. Soon, Case realizes he knows the killer from the Spanish Campaign, where they both served. But as the chase goes on, it becomes more and more difficult to tell who is the hunter and who is the prey.

Delivering murder and suspense, as well as a strong-willed hero and a heroine who can hold her own, Ms. Thornton pens a maturely written love story to treasure and keep. SENSUAL (Jan., 367 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond