Attacked on a rainy London street, veteran spy Justine DeCabrillac knows only one man can save her: Hawker, her oldest friend . . . her oldest enemy. London's crawling with hidden assassins and someone is out to frame Hawker for murder. The two spies must work together to find who's out to... read more
Historical Romance. When French spy "Owl" -- a.k.a. Justine DuMotier DeCabrillac -- is stabbed in the streets of London and left for dead, it's up to her former lover, English agent Adrian "Hawker" Hawkhurst, to find out who's responsible. Due to the complex politics of post-Revolutionary... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Historical Romance. When French spy "Owl" -- a.k.a. Justine DuMotier DeCabrillac -- is stabbed in the streets of London and left for dead, it's up to her former lover, English agent Adrian "Hawker" Hawkhurst, to find out who's responsible. Due to the complex politics of post-Revolutionary France, they've long since grown accustomed to being allies one day and adversaries the next. As Justine and Hawker work together to solve the mystery, their tumultuous romance unfolds through flashbacks that reveal exactly how much is at stake. This 4th entry in Joanna Bourne's Spymaster series, which begins with The Spymaster's Lady, features flawed yet sympathetic characters embroiled in adventure, intrigue, and passion.
“Hawker was the menace of a thin, sharp blade. He was strong in the deep fibers of his body. Tough as steel in the sinew and bond and straps of lean muscle.”
“Friends will always find time to lie to you. A heartwarming thought in a cynical world.”Hawker
“I should have sense enough to let you be...but you're so damn beautiful.”Hawker
“Three years ago she told me - told Chetri as well - that if anything happened to her, we were to go to Number Seven in Meeks Street and seek out the dark-haired, dark-skinned son of a bitch who ran the place." "You forgive us," Chetri said. "We only repeat what she said."”Thompson and Chetri
“He was like a well-honed sword someone had carefully set down. Sometimes she forgot how beautiful he was when they had been apart for a long time.”
“She had thought when women spoke of their heart breaking it was merely a way of speaking. It was not. Very distinctly, in her chest, she felt the crack inside her.”
“Damn, but I'm good." "You are more than adequate.”Hawker and Justine
“I am too fond of you," she said. "The complaint of women from one side of Europe to another. Come to bed, love.”Justine and Hawker
“I did not mail the letters. I would write them and burn them. If I had once sent the smallest note to you - once - I knew I would wake up the next week and hear you outside my window, asking to come in. And I would open the window. I did not stop being a fool for you, 'Awker. Not for one moment in may long years.”Justine
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