I love stories filled with intrigue and danger, inhabited by sexy, strong, masculine spies. I’ve read all the spy novels and watched the movies. My favorite Ian Fleming book is Casino Royale. It is also my favorite movie.
Spies are great lovers!
Spies have been around for hundreds of years, but the first spy to come close to the MI5 model was a diplomat, Charles, Stuart, later Lord Stuart de Rothesay, who, in the 19th century used his foreign postings to arrange dispatches of intelligence information to be sent back to England for the eyes of the Duke of Wellington. His story is the story of the British intelligence service coming of age. The 19th century saw Britain’s ‘secret service’ develop as a key weapon in both politics and war and “Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ was born.
Meet my spies!
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The rakish diplomat, Flynn, Lord Montsimon, and widow, Lady Althea Brookwood, reluctantly team up to fight a dangerous villain.
King George sends his private investigator, an Irishman, Kieran Flynn, Lord Montsimon, on a mission, the reason for which is unclear. Is it a plot against the Crown? Or something entirely unrelated? Flynn’s inquiries lead him to the widow, Lady Althea Brookwood. Known amongst the ton as a rake, Flynn is rarely turned down by a lady, and when Althea refuses not just him but many other men, he becomes intrigued. After her neighbor, Sir Harold Crowthorne informs Althea that he means to take her country property, Owltree Cottage, by fair means or foul, she must search for help. The first man she turns to is promptly murdered and the second lies to her. That leaves Flynn, Lord Montsimon, a man she has been studiously avoiding. But Montsimon is decidedly unhelpful, and more than a little mysterious. Her only option is to seduce him. Althea has little confidence that she will succeed, especially as before her husband was killed in a duel, he often told her she was quite hopeless at intimacy. When a spy is murdered, Flynn wonders just what Althea knows and what her involvement might be with the man the king wants Flynn to investigate.
This story was highly entertaining, actually a joy to read. The series is certainly worth purchasing. The story held my attention long into the night. Ms. Andersen’s writing has considerable depth with descriptive words painting scenes around me. Maggi Andersen’s story flowed smoothly, easily followed, while being absorbing. From the very first pages to its end, I felt I was there watching it all happen.
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ROMANTIC PURSUIT QUESTION: Which spy movie is my favorite?