Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey's search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, he struggles with his own disorientation transitioning from a soldier's life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends--from the top of society to the street girls of Covent Garden.
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Award-winning author Ashley Gardner also writes as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley and national bestselling author, Allyson James. She has written more than fifty novels and novellas in mystery, romance, historical fiction, and urban fantasy. When not researching or writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, playing guitar, building miniature room settings, hiking, and drinking gourmet teas
Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of 75 published novels and novellas in romance and mystery. She writes historical and paranormal romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James. She has been published since 2002 at Penguin / Berkley, Ellora's Cave, and now independently, and has won numerous awards for her work. See her websites for more information.