Nothing is fair in love and war. . .
Europe's elite have gathered at the glittering Congress of Vienna--princes, ambassadors, the Russian tsar--all negotiating the fate of the continent by day and pursuing pleasure by night. Until Princess Tatiana, the most beautiful and talked about woman in Vienna, is found murdered during an ill-timed rendezvous with three of her most powerful conquests. . .
Suzanne Rannoch has tried to ignore rumors that her new husband, Malcolm, has also been tempted by Tatiana. As a protégé of France's Prince Talleyrand and attaché for Britain's Lord Castlereagh, Malcolm sets out to investigate the murder and must enlist Suzanne's special skills and knowledge if he is to succeed. As a complex dance between husband and wife in the search for the truth ensues, no one's secrets are safe, and the future of Europe may hang in the balance. . .
"A perfect blend of history, mystery, romance, and suspense." --Deborah Crombie
"Meticulous, delightful, and full of surprises." --Tasha Alexander
"Glittering balls, deadly intrigue, sexual scandals. . .the next best thing to actually being there!" --Lauren Willig
"Absolutely gripping. . .historical intrigue at its finest." --Deanna Raybourn
"Shimmers like the finest salons in Vienna." --Deborah Crombie
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - anissaannalise - LibraryThing
A little mystery & romance are wound through this historical fiction novel & I really liked it. It's third in a series & I've not read the two before this one (I've picked a few of late that are the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Coltfan18 - LibraryThing
This is a historical mystery with fictional and real characters. The author reveals in the beginning who was real and who was fictional. This is murder mystery where Malcolm and Suzanne set out to ... Read full review