This is the second book in the Veronica Speedwell series. More information on the background of Veronica and Stroker is explained. The description of Lord Rosemorran estate, Belvedere is given with how they are now spending their time. Veronica is asked by Lady Sundridge to prove that Lord Ramsforth did not kill his lover. He is scheduled to hang in a week time. Veronica accepted the challenge. She and Stroker began the knotty task and the twists and turns the tale takes will keep you in engaged. I highly recommend this book and series.