The second in the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mysteries.
Brighton, England, 1811. The beautiful wife of an aging Marquis is found dead in the arms of the Prince Regent. Draped around her neck lies an ancient necklace with mythic origins-and mysterious ties to Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin. Haunted by his past, Sebastian investigates both the Marchioness's death and his own possible connection to it-and discovers a complex pattern of lies and subterfuge. With the aid of his lover, Kat Boleyn, and a former street urchin now under his protection, Sebastian edges closer to the killer. And when one murder follows another, he confronts a conspiracy that threatens his own identity...and imperils the monarchy itself.
It didn't seem as fast paced as the first in the series 'What Angels Fear' to me, but still a very well written and gritty storyline. Love the characters of Sebastian, Kat and Tom.
I have enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, that I have been out and brought the rest of the series!