MY LORD AND SPYMASTER
Readers who adored Bourne's debut will be enthralled with her new novel. Brimming with adventure, intrigue, wit, sensuality and colorful historical details, this is an adventure reader's dream come true.
Though she's a wealthy young woman now, Jess Whitby hasn't lost her touch for picking a pocket -- a skill she needs if she's to prove her father's innocence. Her target is Captain Sebastian Kennett.
When Kennett sees a woman on the docks being attacked, he rushes to her rescue, bringing her back to his ship. He's fascinated by the spirited Jess and curious as to what secrets she may be hiding. There's also the fact that neither can deny the sparks that fly between them. However, Jess can't trust the man she suspects of being a traitor, or can she? Hunting for the truth leads to grave peril and chilling adventure, but the greatest danger comes from falling in love with the enemy. (Berkley Sensation, Jul., 380 pp., $6.99)