Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dangerous Liaison With Detective Lewis-Jillian Stone

Dangerous Liaison With Detective Lewis

Jillian Stone

Pocket, Aug 28 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9781451629057

In 1887, an anarchist begins murdering industrialists and even in the House of Commons’ chambers an MP who supports them. When the assassins murder the father of Fanny Nugent, Scotland Yard sends Detective Raphael Lewis to Edinburgh to protect her. Neither is comfortable with seeing one another as several years ago Rafe abruptly ended their engagement.

To his chagrin, she insists on honoring her late dad by entering the London Industrial Exhibition as he planned. Someone ruthlessly plots to prevent her entry. As she learns why he ended their relationship, they remain in love while struggling to survive the lethal trek from Edinburgh to London.

This Gentlemen of Scotland Yard (see An Affair with Mr. Kennedy)

late Victorian romantic suspense is a strong historical as the early stages of police science and a Dickensian anti-industrialization fervor merge to the forefront with the romance supporting the action. The lead couple is a delight as they struggle with controlling their second chance at love feelings with both knowing staying alive comes before passion. Filled with fabulous twists, readers will appreciate this taut Old Scotland Yard thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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