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Scandal is afoot and seduction is in the air in this, Amanda Quickssixteenth and most deliciously entertaining novel. Now the mistress ofRegency-period romantic suspense brings us a notorious widow and a man ofmystery as they flirt with danger,MoreScandal is afoot and seduction is in the air in this, Amanda Quickssixteenth and most deliciously entertaining novel. Now the mistress ofRegency-period romantic suspense brings us a notorious widow and a man ofmystery as they flirt with danger, fight temptation, and fall into the snareof desire and intrigue....Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, therumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed hercrime. But Madeline has a far more pressing problem than being called theWicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted! Andall the evidence points to one improbable culprit: the ghost of her latehusband. Of course it is impossible, but Madeline cannot take chances. Soshe dares summon the only person with the power to help her uncover thetruth--Artemis Hunt.Brilliant, relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keepmuch of his private life hidden. No one knows that hes the owner of theDream Pavilions, Londons favorite pleasure gardens, or that hes a masterof an arcane society. Curiosity brings him out on a fog-shrouded night tomeet the infamous Wicked Widow, but his amusement quickly flees when herealizes that Madeline has learned enough about his affairs to wreak havocon his carefully ordered existence. He must secure her guarantee never todivulge his secrets to anyone, even if it means helping her track down aphantom.As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and Madeline find theirarrangement complicated by a searing desire, and the frightening realizationthat the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must plunge into a worldof intrigue and ancient mysteries, where a tantalizing passion--and acalculating killer--will not be denied.About the Author:Amanda Quick, a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, is a bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romances. There are over twenty-five million copies of her books in print, including Seduction, Surrender, Scandal, Rendezvous, Ravished, Reckless, Dangerous, Deception, Desire, Mistress, Mystique, Mischief, Affair, With This Ring, and I Thee Wed. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Frank.