A spirited, no-nonsense heroine is embroiled in thrills and romance while vacationing in scenic CreteNicola Ferris, impetuous, attractive, and on holiday from the British Embassy in Athens, arrives in Crete a day ahead of schedule and discovers adventure and romance. Blithely savoring the wild beauty of the countryside, she stumbles across an assured young Englishman hiding out in the hills who is less than pleased to have been found. Before long, events begin to spiral in an alarmingly perilous fashion, leading to a stunning climax among the fishing boats of Agios Georgios Bay. With her keen delineation of character, Mary Stewart once again casts an enviable spell of suspense on readers.
Reviews"Mary Stewart has moved forward quietly to take the chair of romantic mystery so long held by Daphne du Maurier. . . . Her reputation has grown . . . on the regular appearance of one good book after another, each with a characteristic mixture of eerie memories of past tragedy, star-crossed love, danger and the vivid evocation of exotic landscape." —Houston Post
"Don't wait for a rainy day to curl up with Mary Stewart." —Sandra Brown
"A master craftsman." —Richmond News Leader
"Don't miss her ever." —Boston Globe
Author BiographyMary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Ivy Tree, The Last Enchantment, My Brother Michael, Nine Coaches Waiting, and Thornyhold.