Lady Cassandra Vernham is a fallen woman through no fault of her own. She now lives with her Aunt Sophie who is single and has her own share of men of the world.
Viscount Ambury also is a man of the world and in private a detective to the rich and famous. Cassandra is at the heart of many a tangled web he attempts to unravel.
I enjoyed the touch of uniquness of this book. Not only has our heroine had to face the world pretty much on her own and present a cold face to many she has held firm to her friends and her warm heart. She is a free and independant thinker who does not always succeed as many books before have led a reader to believe. Cassandra is vulnerable. Her sharp mind and logical train of thought however has prevented many a pit fall.
Ambury is a rake and very knowledgable. Hunter wisely does not dwell on this facet of his character but rather on his quick mind and his good friends. A very good read and slightly off the beaten path.