Wow. I couldn’t put this book down. I so enjoyed how Lydia and Bane bantered. This is so uncommon for the main characters to behave in such a way. It really worked for the novel.
A battle with Opium addiction is woven throughout the novel. The Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was actually marketed for baby’s and teething children. This was a very real problem for people in Europe and America from 1849 until 1930’s.
The (ONI) Office of Naval Intelligence was established in 1882.
I appreciate the author’s attention to historical accuracy while writing this novel.
I am thrilled to give this book a five star rating.
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