Kara has become the "Midnight Angel," a lovely highwayman who steals only from Redcoats, taking revenge on the men who killed her parents 18 years ago.

Pirate Adrian Warrick, Marquis of Ravenrock, pursues the Midnight Angel from Bodmin Moor to London's fashionable sitting rooms. While in London, he meets the lovely Kara and is captivated by her. When he discovers she is his elusive Angel, he marries her and takes her to his home in Cornwall where she will be safe.

But there are many mysteries yet to be solved on the Bodmin Moor. Who killed her parents and who is trying to kill Kara?

Though the historical detail could be embellished (this reader had trouble discerning the story's time period), this is a thrilling read in which the mystery is just as captivating as the romance. Ms. Mays makes great use of the Alfred Noyes' poem "The Highwayman" in the setup of the murder of Kara's parents and the conclusion of the book. This is a thrilling, gripping and exciting read. SENSUAL (Dec., 401 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Deborah Brent