As Europe draws toward war, an extraordinary woman steps into the arena.
In Edwardian England, Lady Adelaide Azalea Margaret de Morville, Mrs. Hugh Becket, lately of the Cape Colony, was born the daughter of an Earl, but is now the widow of a commoner. She straddles two worlds, speaks fluent German, and can ride, hunt and shoot. Her talents draw the eye of spymaster William Melville, who recruits her to help him fight a shadow war against German agents both at home and abroad.
Her first assignment is to attend a weekend house party at Balmoral Castle. One of the guests intends to assassinate King Edward and she must find out who before they make their move…
This novelette is the first in the Adelaide Becket Edwardian espionage series.
1: The Requisite Courage …and more to come.