About the book:
A mysterious throne holds the key to two murders; an epic adventure steeped in treachery and romance
When Miss Lydia Garrett's guardian is murdered, and the authorities refuse to investigate the odd circumstances, she vows to catch the culprit. The same night the Earl of Danbury is murdered in his bed. Against all odds it appears that the murders are related—and Anthony Douglas, the new Lord Danbury, is bent on revenge.
The clues point to the former earl’s first naval command. In 1758 the earl spirited away and hid the magnificent Peacock Throne at the behest of the Indian royal family. To draw out the murderer, Anthony and Lydia agree that they must locate the throne.
They are not the only ones interested in the Peacock Throne, however. Marcus Wiltshire, a British intelligence, has received hints that Bonaparte intends to return the throne to India and leverage its mystical significance to foment rebellion and cut England off from her most important trading partner.
When the amateur sleuths join forces with the professional agent, the quest for the throne leads them around the globe on an adventure steeped in danger, treachery, and romance.
I was really interested in this book. I could not stop reading it and I thought that Lydia was a really strong character that cared about her guardian, and was so worried about avenging his death that she would get herself killed. I also thought that Anthony was going to be a jerk and that all he cared about was revenging his father's death. As the book went on I started to really like these characters and I wanted them to stop searching so they would be safe. They were both stubborn and that made for some interesting conversations. I was surprised by how eagerly the throne was used at the end of the book, and in fact it was kind of a let down for me. After all the searching and all the traps I would have liked more to come of it. The saboteur was a surprise and I hope that the author comes out with a sequel to tie up loose ends. I am giving this book a 3/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.