By Amanda Quick
Leo Drake, the "Mad Monk of Monkcrest," is notoriously eccentric and certainly reclusive. But he's additionally a famous antiquities professional, that's why Beatrice Poole has demanded his reluctant assistance.
The freethinking authoress of "horrid novels," Beatrice is looking for the Forbidden earrings of Aphrodite, a mythic treasure she suspects performed a job in her uncle's death. Beatrice unearths Leo each piece as interesting as one of many heroes in her novels--and she's confident he is the single one that might help her. But after in basic terms 5 mins in her corporation, Leo is certain he is by no means met a lady extra infuriating...and likely to rescue him from boredom.
Yet the alliance might end up to be the most important mistake in their lives. For a villain lurks in London, expecting the pair to unearth the Forbidden Rings--knowing that once they do, that day may be their last....