Dark, dangerous and chilling, Richards’ second historical romantic mystery grips readers not only with its thriller elements and three-dimensional characters, but with a colorful backdrop and breathtaking moments of terror. Richards knows how to play into readers’ fantasies, sweeping them into danger and passion.

British agents believe they have killed the spy who tried to steal the Rosetta stone, but many wonder if he has risen from the dead. Sir Richard Avery would swear Faron was dead, but if he is, then why are suspicious acts occurring? There is only one way to find out: watch Faron’s lover, Lady Meredith Woolcott. If he is alive he will surely contact her. Richard is supposed to use her as bait to lure out the traitor, not protect her, but when Meredith is in danger he steps in. When Richard realizes Meredith will endanger herself to end Faron’s control over her, he vows to keep her alive and catch the villain. Drawn together in their quest for Faron, Meredith and Richard cannot resist their mutual passion or the danger they face at each and every turn of the deadly game they play. (BRAVA, Jan., 272 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin