I was very reluctant for this book to end, because it's the last one currently available in the delightful Sebastian St. Cyr series.
The book begins with one of Sebastian's former comrades in arms being found dead in a park ... shortly after the murder of Daniel Eisler, a creepy old blackmailer who has possession of a rather infamous blue diamond.
To complicate matters, Russell Yates is the accused killer -- Sebastian's friend ... and now husband of his former mistress, Kat Boleyn.
The subplot concerning Hero, Sebastian's wife, and her ongoing studies of London's poor turns out to be far more important than is initially apparent.
This is a difficult book to review without delivering spoilers, to be honest. The plot is fascinating and complicated, and fans of the previous St. Cyr books will love this one just as we do the others.
I can't wait to see what happens next!