A consummate storyteller, Feather rises to new heights in her latest Wicked novel of intrigue and desire. Her utterly engaging characters and suspenseful plot combine to hold you spellbound.

Widowed Aurelia Farnham lives quietly in London with her 6-year-old daughter. She is content but restless. Then Colonel Sir Greville Falconer arrives with a letter from her late husband that discloses that he was a spy. First stunned and then intrigued by his words about her inner strength, Aurelia accepts Greville's proposal that she help him unearth a cadre of Spanish spies in England. She passes each of his tests with flying colors and realizes she has a flair for espionage. They keep their mission secret with a pretend courtship that flares into an intense passion and a marriage to protect Aurelia. But she isn't safe from danger as they come closer to exposing their enemies. (POCKET STAR, Apr., 508 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin