A woman compelled. . .
In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder played a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day,
by night she became a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roved high above London's black
rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led
her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap. . . where seduction was her only way out.
A man obsessed. . .
She'd played him for a fool, taking advantage of his hungry response to escape from his clutches. But as
Jack hunted for his thief, his heart fell captive to a self-possessed widow. Torn between illicit passion
and tender love, Jack is duty-bound to capture the audacious criminal, even if it means ripping society
apart to do so. Now he stalked her through the ton, never realizing the lovely widow who captured his
heart was the same woman who roused his most violent passions.
A love that defied king and country. . .
Secret government agent Colonel Jack Seward is intent on catching London's notorious and lovely cat burglar,
known as Wrexhall's Wraith. He must not only capture the elusive thief, but recover a damaging letter
that has been pilfered.
But he must also keep up the pretenses of society and thus he meets the widow Ann Wilder. Though Ann
appears a quiet and plain woman, there is something about her that sparks Jack's interest and his erotic
dreams alternate between the mysterious outlaw and the quiet widow.
Ann has been able to keep her secret while she climbs through windows stealing priceless gems. Like Robin
Hood she only steals from those who refuse to pay their pledge to a home for widows and orphans. Suddenly
she can no longer hide as easily when it appears Jack is paying her close attention.
Unknowingly Jack unleashes Ann's temper and as she enters his room intent upon teaching him a lesson she
finds herself caught in his sensual spell. Now, she can no longer hide from Jack or her heart.
In a daring move Jack compels Ann to marry him to protect her and to uncover the letter's whereabouts, but
in her arms he finds the means to cleanse his soul of the past and she discovers the ability to love beyond
reason. Yet his mission and their love collide in a surprising conclusion.