When a plan aimed at catching a group determined to assassinate Queen Victoria is foiled by a young woman's gunshot, Secret Service Agent for the Crown Alex Hepburn uses his psychic skills to identify a young boy linked to the shooter. However, what Alex finds is not a boy but a woman—a woman with past connections to the traitors but who turns out to be a surprising ally when he needs one the most. The second installment in Thornton's "The Seers of Grampian" series about three men who inherit differing psychic abilities from their grandmother, the renowned witch of Drumore. VERDICT Murder, treachery, and intrigue are driving forces in this action-packed, cleverly plotted story that pairs a brilliant, calculating, relentless hero with a passionate, courageous heroine and lets the adventure begin. Thornton (The Runaway McBride) lives in Canada.