One of Veryan's best! I really love this book and its characters and adventure and humor. The heroine is extremely believable and entertaining, which is key because the book is virtually all from her viewpoint.
Phoebe's brother becomes involved in an anti-monarchist plot and in her attempt to help him, she becomes involved with "the Tyrant" Meredith Carruthers, whom she considers worse than Lucifer. She is soon involved with thwarting the attempts of bounty hunters and militia men seeking not only the conspirators but a treasure.