Take a passionate heroine, add an honorable hero bound by duty, a quest and a stolen cache of jewels and you have Lin’s riveting, fast-paced, lyrically written, sensual romance. Here’s a story filled with intriguing history and colorful details that also mesmerizes readers with a thrilling adventure. For those who crave a journey to a different place and time, Lin delivers.

Raised by a martial arts master, sword dancer Li Feng is far more than an elegant entertainer. She has used her skills to help a band of rebels outwit a ruthless general. Han is a thief catcher who knows his duty is to apprehend the outlaws who stole the general’s treasure. But once Han captures her, he discovers Li Feng is not only beautiful but smart — and slippery as an eel. Li Feng is on a quest to find her family and realizes Han can help her follow the trail from village to city, from danger to danger. Along the way, Han discovers an inner war between duty and love: a world that is not black and white, but shades of gray — the world he and Li Feng can make their own. (HARLEQUIN, Jun., 280 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin