When his third mistress disappears, Ranson Baldwin, Lord Weston, begins to despair that circumstances will hinder his promise to the government to find out who's behind the slavery ring thriving in London's demimondaine.

Lavinia Peyton is determined to help every one of Lord Weston's mistresses find a better life at the Hope House. She is completely unaware that her behavior helps fuel rumors that threaten his true work, which is devoted to saving young women from slavery.

Convinced that nothing could bring them together, danger brings them face to face with the love they share.

THE MISTRESS THIEF is a suspenseful tale full of intrigue, betrayal and dashing heroics. (Mar., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck