Following his best-selling title, The Nizam's daughters, this is Mallinson's third novel in the acclaimed series combining accurate historical details, breath taking battles, and an involving plot.
It is 1817, and Captain Matthew Hervey has returned from his bloody battles in India to find England in political and economic disorder. The lack of a professional constabulary means the task of policing as become attributed to the army, and particularly the cavalry.
Despite the chaos surrounding him, Hervey develops a passionate relationship with Lady Henrietta Lindsey. This results in a marriage that will alter his life and future dramatically. During battle a new commanding officer develops a deep hatred for him and withholds a dark secret. Tension amounts as their futures are about to collide, and the consequences will be devastating.