ne-eyed spy Owen Archer returns in a new novel in this seventh installment in Candace Robbs highly acclaimed medieval mystery series.Late spring, 1370. Owen Archer, ex-soldier and spy, prepares to depart Wales after completing political duties for John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. But his attempts to arrange safe passage are thwarted when his stonemason is hanged. Meanwhile, in York, Owens wife, Lucie Wilton, is disheartened by her husbands long absence and the rumors that he has abandoned his family. Equally angered is John Thoresby, Archbishop of York, who orders Owens immediate return. But Owen is caught up in a country at war, and his return has engendered divided loyalties. Now he feels a powerful pull toward the rebel cause. And rebel leader Owain Lawgoch would rather have Owen fight the good fight with himand never return home.