In the middle of her first London season, Lady Alice Sutherland is shocked to encounter her renegade brother, Philip, at Lady Roche’s ball. Masquerading under another name and heavily disguised, why has Philip suddenly returned? He was banished following a duel, where he left a man for dead. His opponent recovered and vowed vengeance if he ever returned to England. If his true identity is discovered, Philip could hang for attempted murder. Alice finds herself caught up in a web of intrigue and violence as she helps her brother to fulfil his rescue mission. Standing in the shadows is her cousin, Edward, newly returned from the Peninsular War to take up his inheritance and the guardianship of his sisters following his father’s death. Will Edward help or hinder her? Why should Alice care so much for his opinion?
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