Cordelia Barrington has witnessed the brutal murder of her best friend's husband and has fled London with their son to keep him safe.

Major Mitchell Holcomb is investigating a mysterious letter that claims his ailing uncle has another heir besides Mitchell, and that his murdered cousin was married and has an infant son. These events toss Delia and Mitchell into each other's arms and into intrigue from the moment of their meeting. It only takes a little time for them to realize that despite the dangers of their situation, they have tumbled head over heels in love with one another.

The twists and turns of a dastardly plot stretch from the birth of AN INCONVENIENT HEIR to the highest levels of the land. Martha Kirkland perfectly paces this tightly woven, well-crafted story to keep readers turning pages to discover the next piece of the puzzle. (Jan., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck