With her father dead and the family declared traitors to the emperor, Princess Tama must reach her brother in France. But she needs Hugh Drummond's help to evade the chief inspector's assassins.

The journey from the high mountains of northern Japan to the coast is fraught with danger at every turn. Only with the help of a loyal samurai do they survive.

As the danger mounts, so does the sexual tension. They cannot deny their attraction, and even in the midst of danger, they explore their heated love. But is there a place in the world where they can be safe and their love can flourish?

This is vintage Johnson—sexy and brimming over with colorful history and lush details. This seductive story glides with the sensuous caress of a silk robe, and the lure of the East will captivate you. VERY SENSUAL (Jan., 352 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin