Hunter begins a new quartet with her usual powerful plotting, strong characterization and smoldering sensuality.
If readers are not emotionally engaged by her characters, this is balanced out by the strong writing and a carefully calculated mystery.

Audrianna Kelmsleigh goes to an inn hoping to meet the man who can give her the information that will clear her father. Investigating the Kelmsleigh case, prosecutor Lord Sebastian Sommerhays travels to the same inn and is shot in a melee. Forced to wed to save Audrianna's reputation, the couple embarks on a quest to find the man with the information and the real traitors. Their marriage of convenience becomes much more as danger swirls around them and the mystery deepens their passion. (JOVE, Feb., 360 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin