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WICKED

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Camille storms into Carlyle Castle to rescue Tristan, her guardian, from the beast behind the mask, Brian Stirling.

Since his parents' suspicious deaths on an Egyptian dig, Stirling has hidden himself away, concealing his face behind a hideous mask and plotting to expose the killers. Camille's arrival allows him to use her as the ideal pawn in a game of cat and mouse. Camille works alongside the very men he suspects of murder, fellows of the British Museum. Camille is ready to do whatever she must to free Tristan, but she doesn't expect to find the "beast" so fascinating or share his love for Egyptian history. She becomes caught up in his mission, falling under his dark spell and longing for his touch.

A winning combination of pure fairy tale (Beauty and the Beast) and gothic suspense ˆ la Victoria Holt, Wicked takes readers to the dark side of Shannon Drake and lures them into a spellbinding romance tinged with a gothic twist. SENSUAL (Apr., 380 pp., $7.50)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin