London Calling: A Susanna and the Spy Novel (Volume 2)
Romance and treason in Regency London
it's the autumn of 1809, and Susanna Ward's existence is extra excellent than she may ever have dared desire. She is reconciled together with her estranged relatives and engaged to the fellow she loves, Lord James Ravenwood. yet around the English Channel, Britain's struggle with the Emperor Napoleon nonetheless rages. And while an opportunity letter arrives from London, Susanna learns that James has secretly allowed himself to be drawn into the shadowy international of espionage and intrigue. To be with James, Susanna travels to London--and is quickly stuck up in a perilous operation to discover a hoop of French spies and a traitor in the British battle Office.
Susanna will hazard her existence to guard either her nation and the fellow she loves. And but as she sees James torn among love for her and accountability to King and state, she realizes that the best risk could be to her personal heart.
Set opposed to the glittering backdrop of a Regency London Season, London Calling is a comfortable secret, acceptable for all ages.
even if London Calling might be learn by myself, the tale builds at the occasions of Susanna and the Spy.
To Derbyshire, and that i had each goal of staying. i used to be there approximately every week, after which i used to be approached via . . . well, larger no longer say the identify. It’s not really it's going to suggest something to you, as a minimum. Suffice it to claim that one of many powers within the current govt approached me with an intelligence document of an alarming nature. “It turns out that for a few months now, they’d had cause to suspect a hoop of French spies used to be figuring out of London. experiences from the Admiralty concerning the routine.
However”—James paused, eyes fascinated with the line ahead—“the uprising may well divert a good portion of our troops to London. I don’t have to inform you what that will suggest. If the coast have been unmanned, the best way will be huge open for Napoleon to mount an invasion. He has threatened it prior to, yet by no means tried it. If this uprising scheme comes off, it could possibly supply him the opportunity he needs.” “I see.” Susanna had started to be chilly with a sit back that had not anything to do with the uncooked, early sunrise.
Expression Susanna couldn't learn crossed her beautiful face—“I would favor the Admiral didn't comprehend. a few of his principles are relatively old-fashioned.” She paused, taking a look down on the painted miniature once more. “Of direction, you may have most likely guessed it already. Such trinkets as this are given as love tokens. symptoms of affection.” Mrs. Careme raised her eyes to Susanna’s. “And so used to be this one. significant Haliday and that i had a love affair.” there has been a problem in her gaze—but then she unexpectedly smiled.
Be suspected or stuck? Susanna walked again to her personal room—so misplaced within the chain of conjectures that she virtually walked instantly into the panel of her personal closed door. She opened the door in its place and went inside of, glancing on the clock at the mantle. in basic terms part previous ten. one other hour and a part earlier than she may well even desire that James may perhaps arrive. Sleep was once very unlikely, yet she nonetheless felt chilly, so Susanna pulled the coverlet from her mattress and wrapped it around herself as she sat down through the banked.
gets away, alone. i'm going to have a house—servants—all of my own.” pass over Fanny’s voice used to be emerging back, growing to be extra agitated—and Susanna risked a look again at her. She had forgotten to be cautious, and had moved toward Susanna. shut adequate that Susanna may probability tackling her now, whereas she was once off defend. Susanna tensed her muscular tissues. after which from the pinnacle of the steps got here a pointy cry of, “Stop!” pass over Fanny whirled with a bit shriek. And Susanna, taking a look up, observed with a jolt.