By Stephanie Laurens
New York Times bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens is aware the area of Regency London...especially the specific enclave of luxurious during which the aristocracy lived in wealth and luxury. yet outdoor that glittering circle lay one other world...and Laurens pulls again the curtain that has hidden it from us—until now.
Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's more youthful sister, has grown up with each advantage—wealth, place, and sweetness. but Penelope is something yet an attractive face in a satin gown—forceful, willful, and blunt to a fault, she has for years dedicated her substantial power and intelligence to taking care of the forgotten orphans of London's sooty and seamier streets.
But now her fees are mysteriously disappearing. determined, Penelope turns to the only guy she is familiar with who can help her—Barnaby Adair.
Handsome scion of a noble condo, Adair has made a reputation for himself in definite circles the place his powers of commentary and deduction have obvious him remedy numerous critical and unsavory crimes in the ton. His pedigree, relentless intelligence, and reticence make him a dangerous avenger in a chic guise. regardless of his skills—or might be due to them—he makes Penelope fairly uncomfortable, however the stakes are too grave. Throwing warning to the wind, defying each rule for single girls, she looks on his doorstep overdue one evening made up our minds to recruit his talents.
Barnaby is intrigued—both by means of her challenge and her. Her daring good looks and indisputable brains make a impressive distinction to the standard insipid ton misses. And as he's in dire desire of an excuse to prevent acknowledged insipid misses, he accepts her problem, by no means dreaming she and it'll eat his each waking hour.
Enlisting the help of Inspector Basil Stokes of the fledgling Scotland backyard, they infiltrate the streets of London's infamous East finish. yet as they get to the bottom of the secret of the lacking orphans, they discover a path resulting in the higher echelons of society and a ruthless and shrewdpermanent felony adept at pulling strings who, changing into conscious of them and their efforts, is just too able to damage all they carry expensive, together with their newfound realizing of the intrigues of the human middle.
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