The Lion's Shadow

The Lion's Shadow

by Marthe Arends, Karen McClelland
     
 

With the cry "Votes for Women!" upon her lips, suffragette Cassandra Whitney throws herself headlong into the cause. She soon discovers a thread of danger and web of intrigue surrounding her beliefs, and as the self-righteous Griffin enters the picture she becomes even more determined to fight for her beliefs. A heinous plot ensnares them and forces their hearts… See more details below

Overview

With the cry "Votes for Women!" upon her lips, suffragette Cassandra Whitney throws herself headlong into the cause. She soon discovers a thread of danger and web of intrigue surrounding her beliefs, and as the self-righteous Griffin enters the picture she becomes even more determined to fight for her beliefs. A heinous plot ensnares them and forces their hearts together amidst the perils. The notebook of secrets...the anti-suffrage demonstrations...the man with the gold tooth...it all turns dark in The Lion's Shadow... Marthe Arends lives in Washington State with her husband and three Rhodesian Ridgebacks. She is currently working on her next Cassandra and Griffin novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929613052
Publisher:
Avid Press, LLC
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
4.23(w) x 6.71(h) x 0.88(d)

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Chapter 12

"Cassandra, get out of here!" he bawled as he lunged onto the man in white.

I looked around for some sort of weapon, and spied the man with the pistol pulling himself to his feet. I launched myself at him, knocking our heads together as we fell. Gasping with pain, I sat up, shaking my head. The man beneath me groaned and tried to sit up as well.

I struck him as hard as I could directly on the temple and watched with satisfaction as his head snapped back and hit the curb.

Various oaths and strangled noises were issuing from the two men still locked in battle. Griffin had a hold of the knife, but the smaller man was slowly turning it towards Griffin's face. Sucking on a bleeding knuckle, I limped over to them and waved my fists at the attacker. Abruptly, the man released the knife, ducked down, and squirmed out of Griffin's grasp. Grabbing his semi-conscious partner, he leaped into the carriage, whipped the horses, and sped off.

Griffin leaned against the wall, breathing heavily and holding his right shoulder.

"Well," I said, straightening my costume as best I could and feeling especially pleased at the thug's reaction to the threat I posed him, "there's another one for Caleb."

Griffin looked at me as if I were insane. I explained.

"Despite your prowess in brawling," Griffin replied grimly, peering under his hand. "I think the appearance of that bobby coming around the corner had more to do with them running than the terrifying thought of you attacking."

What People are saying about this

Margaret Chittenden
Margaret Chittenden, multi-published author of romance and suspense novels and The Charlie Plato Mystery Series

The Lion's Shadow is an enchanting and fascinating story with characters who step right off the page and into the reader's memory. It's an outstanding achievement, full of wit and humor. I loved it.

Evan Marshall
Evan Marshall, author of Missing Marlene: A Jane Stuart and Winky Mystery

The Lion's Shadow is a remarkable accomplishment. Marthe Arends delivers an ambitious, sweeping novel that brings history to rich, romantic life. Add her to your list of favorite authors.

Carola Dunn
Carola Dunn, author of the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries and innumerable Regencies

The struggle for women's suffrage comes alive in this enjoyable tale of an impulsive, outspoken heroine and a dashing, forthright hero. A delightful romance meets a plot ripe with suspense!

Rachel A. Hyde
Ms. Arends has managed to combine a teasing plot with a feel for the period and two very entertaining characters. This is a very enjoyable tale sure to appeal to all those who love Elizabeth Peters' Peabody series with a spirited heroine who knows how to handle herself in a crisis and a charmingly infuriating hero. There is plenty of background information about the women's suffrage movement during the early years of this century but it compliments rather than overshadows the plot.

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