Drugged and kidnapped by a band of smugglers hoping to ease the wrath of the Beast, aka the Duke of Warrington, Kate Madsen refuses to surrender. Rohan Kilburn knows of the curse that haunts his family and devotes himself to serving the Crown as an assassin of the Order. Sent to quell the smugglers’ revolt, he discovers his “gift,” intelligent and brave Kate, is more than a peace offering. She may be the one to redeem him and break the curse.
However, the truth of Kate’s heritage and the secrets of her past lead them into a labyrinth where their enemy awaits to expose their weakness. Yet their love may give them the power to triumph over evil. (AVON, Jul., 380 pp., $7.99)