The piece tells Lacey nothing, but he soon realizes it plays deeply into Denis’s ongoing battle for control of London’s underworld.
Meanwhile Lacey encounters an old army friend just returned from Antigua, who is being accused of smuggling and possibly murder. Lacey decides to help the man, whom he considers honorable, to clear his name.
But Lacey is drawn farther into the dark games of James Denis and his rival, until only his wits and memories from his past can save himself and his family from gravest danger.
Book 15 of the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries
About the author
Ashley Gardner is a pseudonym for NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. Ashley Gardner writes mystery series, including the Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, the Leonidas the Gladiator Ancient Rome Mysteries, and as Jennifer Ashley, the Kat Holloway "Below Stairs" Victorian Mysteries.