Case Devere, the steely-eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to help Special Branch track down a notorious killer -- one who just happens to be his archenemy. But he finds more than he bargained for when his search leads him to Jane Mayberry, a beautiful bluestocking passionately devoted to the cause of women's rights -- and to protecting her privacy. As irresistible as she is uncooperative, the spirited Jane arouses Case's interest -- as well as his worst suspicions -- when she quietly disappears. Determined to find the one woman who may hold the key to his investigation -- and to his heart -- Case goes after her.
Though their sparring belies an attraction too powerful to deny, Jane knows there can never be anything between herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a dark and terrifying secret that must remain hidden -- even at the cost of a broken heart. As Case fights for the love of the one woman who has ever mattered to him, they are swept into a deadly game by a killer who won't stop until he has punished them both.
This paperback book is in very nice condition with a spine crease and mild cover wear.