The Spymaster's Lady

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The Spymaster's Lady

The Spymaster Series, #1

The Spymaster's Lady is a thrilling historical novel set in early 19th century France and England. Annique Villiers is on the run hiding valuable plans from not only her own compatriots, but the English as well. It soon appears that everyone wants Annique, some for the classified information she carries and others to silence her before she can complete her mission.

From a dungeon in France to the shores of Dover, she knows she must trust no one and rely only on her instincts if she is to reach her destination, London. Hoping to prevent Napoleon Bonaparte's attack on England, Annique risks her life to get the stolen plans to a French spy hidden deep in the heart of the British Isles.

Along the way, she meets the mysterious Mr. Grey and his cohorts whom she rescues from the dungeon. Knowing he is her enemy, she is wary of the assistance he gives her as he attempts to help her reach England. Betrayal abounds while trusted friends turn out to be enemies and enemies become friends. Long held secrets shock everyone. Is no one whom they seem to be?

Joanna Bourne has written a riveting tale of terror and torture, which races to a thrilling conclusion. A page-turner with many surprises along the way; this is the kind of story that leaves the reader longing for more.

Book Blurb for The Spymaster's Lady

The historical romance that began Joanna Bourne's spectacular spymaster series!

She's never met a man she couldn't deceive...until now.

She's braved battlefields. She's stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She's played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2007 4.50