Gentleman spy Stephen Chalmers, Duke of Marstan, suspects Miss Audrey Kendrick is the thief known as Hermes, who steals important papers and forges new ones, ruining members of the ton. He is awaiting the perfect moment to expose her.

Fate has thrust Audrey back into the life of thievery she left behind. With her family's safety at stake, she cannot refuse this last job. She has no idea that Stephen has set a trap for her.

What neither of them realizes is how easily they will come to admire, love and, finally, trust each other so that their missions become one as their perilous passion draws them into a ruthless villain's scheme.

Fast-paced and action-packed, this is a rip-roaring tale filled with excitement and sizzle. The cat-and-mouse game reaches new heights as Mallory lures her characters into an ever-tightening net and her readers into a story they will hate to see end. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., 5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin