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Publishers WeeklyStarred Review.
In this action-packed second historical paranormal in her Darkest London series (after Firelight), Callihan tells the tale of Daisy Ellis Craigmore, sister to Lady Miranda Archer, the heroine of the first installment, and Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northrup, a lycan living in exile after his younger brother assumed the alpha role in their pack. A crazed syphilitic werewolf is hunting women who bear the scent of Daisy's perfume, and honorable Ian refuses to allow the creature to kill any more innocents. Both broken in their own ways, Daisy and Ian forge a deep bond as they search for the identity of the sick werewolf. After a loved one is attacked by the creature, the two step up their efforts, leading to a finale replete with shocking twists-including who the werewolf is and who is leading him-and Daisy is forced to make a series of unthinkable choices which could destroy her relationship with Ian. This richly textured tale of 19th-century London interweaves intricately imagined and historically accurate scenes with red-hot sensual interludes. Like the first, a deeply compelling and imaginative story.
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