Emperor's ransom or seeker's epitaph?... Like a cat, a beauty prowls London's night-dark roofs, stealing into the boudoirs of the rich and powerful in search of an ancient jewel-encrusted pillow book, and erotic treasure, to barter for her captive father. But neither her martial arts nor armored heart can protect violet-eyed Chessy Cameron from the man she tried to forget so long ago.
Passionate guardian or faithless lover? .... Five men have already died in search of the elusive treasure. Now Lord Tony Morland seeks it as well, to buy diplomatic relations between England and the recalcitrant Chinese emperor. But fiery, independent Chessy Cameron stands in his way, a temptress most dangerous of all.
Bound eternally under fate's dark star .... Through London's whirling social season to the sunlit seclusion of a country manor, they embrace destiny with reckless passion, reinventing the art of love even as they seek the fabled ancient guide. But somewhere in the shadows, an evil master lies in wait... for the pawns... and the prize.
This paperback book is in good condition with moderate cover wear and spine creases.