Ayesha Ryder is a protagonist of deep feelings. She has great regrets, great angers and a love that will forever be unrequited. Lady Madrigal, a beautiful but elderly former operative serves as a mentor and resource for Ryder. Ryder finds a librarian with surprising skills.
Ryder has a dark side that struggles for ascendancy. There is plenty of action and the plot has some surprising twists.
I highly recommend.
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