Welcome back to the Bastion Club, as our next ex-secret hero meets his match in a wild ride of lost love refound, family secrets, spies, murder and mayhem.
Impatient to find his bride-to-be yet appalled by the damsels of the ton, Charles St. Austell leaps at the chance to help his ex-commander Dalxiel by investigating rumors of spies operating via smuggling gangs near Charles's Cornwall home. The first strange thing Charles discovers is Lady Penelope Selborne, neighbor and ex-lover, marching through his house after midnight. Years ago, Charles and Penny shared one fabulously passionate interlude, but ever since, she's managed to avoid him. Now Charles uncovers a web of Selborne family secrets and a spy network others are also searching for--and trapped in the middle is Penny, the one lady he had never ceased wanting for his own.
But twist follows twist and nothing is what it seemed--Charles has his hands full unraveling the truth about the spying, unmasking an assassin intent on killing all Selbornes, including Penny, while simultaneously convincing that independent lady that she and only she will do for him--and he for her.
In true Bastion Club style, with a little help from his friends, Charles triumphs on all counts. I hope you enjoy learning how he does it--happy reading!