James Scott Bell's impressive historical and legal knowledge endow the pages of this entertaining novel. It's well written and as equally delightful as the previous books in the series.

Ever the champion for justice, Kit is embroiled in a battle against spiritualists and mediums as well as defending a member of society charged with murder. With the aid of Harry Houdini, Kit exposes Kajar, the greatest living astral dead-trance medium, as a fake. But can she as easily convince a jury of Truman Harcourt's innocence?

Ted Fox and Kit seem to be back on track with their relationship, but when the military comes knocking on his door, will he assist them with a secret mission? It means leaving Kit unexpectedly, just when things are going so well. Could it be the end of their relationship when he finds himself in jail? (Feb., 320 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston