Blending the elegance of society gatherings with the dark underworld of espionage (à la Amanda Quick), Noble crafts an exciting, witty and highly entertaining tale about an unlikely duo caught in a killer's web.

The instant Lady Phillippa Benning lands atop Marcus Worth in a sarcophagus in the spymaster's library, they're fated to become allies in a game of spy and seek.

Every woman in London dreams of the infamous Blue Raven, spy extraordinaire, but only Phillippa can reveal his identity, and unless he allows her to help him hunt down his nemesis, The Frenchman Laurant, she will. This is just the adventure Phillippa has been seeking, and Marcus is the only man whose kiss makes her toes curl. At first Marcus thinks Phillippa is a silly, marriage-hunting frippery of a female, but he changes his mind when she becomes his ideal partner and lover. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Mar., 380 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin