When the other three members of the Royal Four--England's most secretive and powerful group of spies--arrive at Lord Aldus Barrowby's estate to meet his successor, they were expecting a man. Instead, the Cobra, the Lion, and the Falcon discover that the recently deceased Fox had been training his lovely young wife, Julia, to take his place. Before they are willing to accept Julia into their circle, the remaining members of the original Royal Four commission Marcus Ramsay to find out more about the unusual young lady. As the Lion's protege, Marcus had spent years waiting for his chance to join the Royal Four, and now he isn't about to let a mere woman, even the "Beauty of Barrowby," steal this opportunity away from him. The latest superb entry in Bradley's series has everything her readers crave: wit, a deliciously sensual romance between a delightfully original pair of protagonists, and a captivating plot expertly laced with intrigue and danger. John Charles
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