Title: The Cryptographer (Second Sons series Book 1)
Author: Alice Wallis-Eton
Stars: 4 out of 5
I found this to be an intriguing look at a young working lady's life, in a time period, when ladies were expected to be uneducated and under the protection of a man. Our heroine is not only educated but also works in a career which was a male domain. During the course of the mystery, which has been set forth very well, she is seduced by the very masculine hero who had formed an attachment to her. The intrigue is satisfactorily resolved and both parties happy with the blissful results.
I have rated this book 4 stars and look forward to reading the remainder of the series.I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your amazing review.
Everybody has a secret, but some are harder to decipher...
England, 1813. Aster Tanner is alone in the world and keeps a roof over her head by working the one asset she has - her mind. She needs her job; she does not need a Scotsman underfoot, making her heart flutter with heated glances and impertinent questions.
Iain McIntyre, Captain in the Second Dragoons, has a confidential assignment: find a list rumoured to name traitors working against England. He is looking for anything unusual -- like a woman working as a secretary. He tells himself his fascination with the lass is because she holds a man's position, and nothing to do with his rising desire to know the sharp mind hidden behind her darkened glasses.
When Aster is targeted by those intent on recovering the list, she must decide who to trust. She has seven encrypted names. But whose? Meanwhile, Iain is on the trail of a double agent. Time is running out, and secrets must be decoded before lives and hearts are sacrificed.
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