Julian Reece Lambert is a renowned British captain in the Royal Navy and a spy for the Sons of Liberty. As "Merlin," he works for the colonies' freedom, but when he's captured his double identity is placed in jeopardy.

Fellow captive Caroline Bellamy was taking her brother's place on a dangerous mission that led her to Merlin and brought them both to the Redcoats' attention. After escaping, Reece is determined to uncover the traitor who led the English to their rendezvous point. But the information he garners leads he and Caroline into grave danger…and into passion's embrace.

Laura Renken moves from the high seas to land for an exciting spy drama. As usual, her tangled plot twists keep you riveted to the pages. Exciting, sensual, filled with historical details, this is the stuff of a good read. SENSUAL (Nov., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin