As a key member of the Liar's Club, an exclusive network of scoundrels, thieves and spies dedicated to serving the Crown, James Cunnington has been handed a delicate mission. He must locate the daughter of a missing codebreaker suspected of being a traitor.

All Phillipa Atwater has are her father's words: "Keep a close watch on James Cunnington." She disguises herself as a young man and secures a position as tutor to Cunnington's young ward.

James has no inkling that the very woman he's seeking is in his home, or that she suspects he has something to do with her father's disappearance.

Phillipa learns that falling in love with your enemy is treacherous. Is there a way to find her father, prove to the Liar's Club that he is innocent, save James from a traitoress and still claim his love?

Only a clever wordsmith can make this complex, suspenseful tale work so perfectly. Bradley pulls us into the wonderful world of the Liar's Club and gives us a nonstop read brimming with puzzle after puzzle. SENSUAL (Feb., 357 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin