England 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London's worst slums, Sebastian St. Cyr finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. In this ninth book in the series, St. Cyr discovers that the murdered man had been sent by Napoleon to seek peace with Britain; before he can track down the killer, however, St. Cyr must contend with the woman at the scene—whom he knows all too well—as well as his wife Hero, whose life is endangered by a difficult pregnancy.
"[C.S. Harris is the] best historical thriller writer in the business.... The entire series is simply elegant."—Lisa Gardner
"Excellent.... The combination of complex back story, intricate plotting, surprising developments, and poignant evocations of the lives of the under-privileged makes this one of the best entries in Harris's superior historical series."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)