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Library Journal★ 10/15/2013
Framed for the attempted murder of the Duke of Wellington, Ian Ferguson, wounded and on the run, is desperate to get to London before the real traitors cut him down. His only hope is Lady Sarah Clarke, whose husband has been lost at Waterloo and on whose land Ian has been hiding out. Helping Ian could endanger Sarah and her vulnerable household, something he's not willing to allow until fever—and Sarah—take over his life. Danger from disparate sources threatens at every turn, but a touch of humor keeps things humming in this lively adventure that gets more intriguing as it goes along. The infamous flask continues to play its role in this dynamic, engaging series title. VERDICT Exquisite writing, historical accuracy, a clever plot, and complex, enthralling, walk-off-the-page characters make this another fascinating gem for the award-winning Dreyer (Always a Temptress). She lives in St Louis.