On Sale: August 2, 2011
Featuring: Susanna Horenbout; John Parker
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An unconventional woman. A deadly enemy. A clash of
intrigue, deception, and desire. . . .
1525: Artist Susanna Horenbout is sent from Belgium to be
Henry VIIIâ€™s personal illuminator inside the royal palace.
But her new homeland greets her with an attempt on her life,
and the Kingâ€™s most lethal courtier, John Parker, is charged
with keeping her safe. As further attacks are made, Susanna
and Parker realize that she unknowingly carries the key to a
bloody plot against the throne. For while Richard de la Pole
amasses troops in France for a Yorkist invasion, a traitor
prepares to trample the kingdom from within.Who is the
mastermind? Why are men vying to kill the woman Parker
protects with his life? With a motley gang of urchins,
Susannaâ€™s wits, and Parkerâ€™s fierce instincts, honed on the
streets and in palace chambers, the two slash through deadly
layers of deceit in a race against time. For in the court of
Henry VIII, secrets are the last to die. . . .Brilliantly
revealing a little-known historical figure who lived among
the Tudors, Michelle Diener makes a smashing historical
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