A Dangerous Affair

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Harper Collins, Jan 27, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
12 Reviews

Caro Peacock, the acclaimed author of A Foreign Affair, once again ingeniously blends history, suspense, and adventure and returns an endearing and exceptional heroine to the fictional fold.

In Victoria's England, there are perilous intrigues a proper young lady would do well to avoid . . .

Liberty Lane, still in her early twenties, is doing her best to make a new life for herself in London after being bruised by loss and treachery. But there's no chance for her to settle down as a conventional young lady. First, a disturbingly attractive young politician, Benjamin Disraeli, wants her to use her contacts in the theatre world to find out more about a prima ballerina with a notorious love life called Columbine. He hints that some important interests may be at stake. Then Columbine is murdered in her dressing room, after an on-stage brawl with a younger and less successful dancer, who becomes prime suspect. Liberty is at the center of the investigation because one of her dearest friends, Daniel Suter, is convinced of the girl's innocence and will put his own neck in danger to save her. Liberty's determination to save them from the gallows leads her from the upper reaches of the aristocracy to some of London's lowlife haunts, posing the question: How far would you go to save a friend?

 

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User Review  - nocto - LibraryThing

I'd forgotten about this series. This is the second book by Caro Peacock - the author is a literary reincarnation of Gillian Linscott. By the looks of it I really enjoyed the first in the series when ... Read full review

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User Review  - etoiline - LibraryThing

A nice fast read. I wish I'd had the first book in this series, because it sounds interesting. I like the Victorian setting, and the main character is just the sort of unconventional heroine to catch ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
19
Section 4
33
Section 5
42
Section 6
50
Section 7
60
Section 8
76
Section 16
166
Section 17
178
Section 18
186
Section 19
201
Section 20
208
Section 21
221
Section 22
232
Section 23
241

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
122
Section 13
132
Section 14
144
Section 15
152
Section 24
254
Section 25
262
Section 26
276
Section 27
286
Section 28
298
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