This well-written book appeals both to readers of historical mysteries and of Regency romances. I purchased and enjoyed it as a mystery addict, then loaned it to a friend who gobbles Regency romances, and she loved it as well. Well-drawn characters, fast pace, and excellent atmosphere of the era in history. The mystery itself is a bit of a puzzler: always fun.
This is another page turning entry in the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series. It's a more graphic read with details of what can happen on a becalmed ship when food and water have run out and no rescue is in sight. Revenge killings begin back in London and St. Cyr has to unravel who could possibly know what happened. There are also further developments in his familial and romantic life, but much less discussion of the political scene.
C.S. Harris is such a good story weaver. The story line captures you immediately. Definitely recommend to start at the first book as they all intertwine.
This entry in the Sebastien St. Cyr series is the best so far, which the most thoughtful mystery and character development to date. Thoroughly gripping, absorbing, and enjoyable.