By Susan Wiggs
Roguishly good-looking Oliver de Lacey has continuously lived lustily: wine, guns and ladies are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by means of a shadowy society presents no epiphany to fix his debauched ways.
Mistress Lark's sole ardour is her mystery paintings with a gaggle of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen's executions. She wishes no different excitement—until Oliver de Lacey drops during the hangman's door and into her life.
As their fates turn into inextricably certain jointly in a fight opposed to royal persecution, either Oliver and Lark find a love worthy saving…even demise for.