When a group of powerful Irish Protestants and Catholics gather at a country house, Ashworth Hall, to discuss Irish home rule, contention is to be expected, but when the meeting’s moderator, government bigwig Ainsley Greville, is found murdered in his bath, negotiations seem doomed. To make matters worse, it seems that the late Greville had a less than savoury private life. Pitt and Charlotte must root out the truth or the simmering passions and hatred may boil over to plunge Ireland into civil war and destruction...
- "Elegant period novel with a contemporary resonance… Perry has a wonderful feel for period and remains utterly convincing." The Guardian,
- "This subtle play on sex roles, a constant in this rewarding series, may well be the secret of its profound appeal." New York Times,
- No. 2 on Livres Hebdo Bestseller list