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The death of a notorious London diamond merchant draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his new wife, Hero, into a sordid world of greed, desperation, and the occult, when the husband of Sebastian’s former lover Kat Boleyn is accused of the murder.

Regency England, September 1812. After a long night spent dealing with the tragic death of a former military comrade, a heart-sick Sebastian learns of a new calamity: Russell Yates, the dashing, one-time privateer who married Kat a year ago, has been found standing over the corpse of Benjamin Eisler, a wealthy gem dealer. Yates insists he is innocent, but he will surely hang unless Sebastian can unmask the real killer.

For the sake of Kat, the woman he once loved and lost, Sebastian plunges into a treacherous circle of intrigue. Although Eisler’s clients included the Prince Regent and the Emperor Napoleon, he was a despicable man with many enemies and a number of dangerous, well-kept secrets—including a passion for arcane texts and black magic. Central to the case is a magnificent blue diamond, believed to have once formed part of the French crown jewels, which disappeared on the night of Eisler’s death. As Sebastian traces the diamond’s ownership, he uncovers links that implicate an eccentric, powerful financier named Hope and stretch back into the darkest days of the French Revolution.

When the killer grows ever more desperate and vicious, Sebastian finds his new marriage to Hero tested by the shadows of his first love, especially when he begins to suspect that Kat is keeping secrets of her own. And as matters rise to a crisis, Sebastian must face a bitter truth—that he has been less than open with the fearless woman who is now his wife.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The combination of complex back story, intricate plotting, surprising developments, and poignant evocations of the lives of the underprivileged makes this one of the best entries in Harris’ superior historical series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The characters are intriguing; everyone has scandal and mystery in their backgrounds. With an intricate plot and fascinating details concerning the Napoleonic Wars, the pages will keep turning.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Historical mystery enthusiasts will enjoy this eighth in Harris’ Regency-set series.”

    Library Journal

  • “A lively foray into early-nineteenth-century politics, treacheries, and moral indiscretions.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

C. S. Harris is the pen name of Candace Proctor. She is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series. She has also written a number of historical romances and a nonfiction book on the French Revolution. Before becoming a writer, Harris taught at the University of Idaho and Midwestern State University in Texas; she also spent time working as an archaeologist. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and an ever-expanding number of cats.