This is the second book in the series ‘Dreda’s Men’ and follows the exploits of the men in the Taylian State Security Bureau and their ladies.
Taylia is divided by civil war. Lady Helena von Vagna’s brother has gambled most of her family’s fortune away and it is rumoured he has helped the rebels. Her fiancé has deserted her and she toils to save her family farm. She has no desire to be intimate with any man, particularly the odious, domineering, provoking Militia man, Officer Peter Denman who saved her when she her coach was being attacked by bandits.
Officer Denman is intrigued by this woman and cannot but help her when her adventurous spirit and her dead brother’s actions get her into trouble. Will Denman manage to save Helena from those trying to destroy her and claim her for himself? Will she want this ruthless militia officer?