Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin is involved in finding the murderer of a beautiful wife of an elderly lord. Since she was murdered in the house of the Regent, Sebastian is coerced into proving the prince’s innocence. There is a love interest which I assume will be throughout the series and spies since England is at war with Napoleonic France. I wanted so much to like this series but I found my mind wandering and sometimes just scanning pages to get to the end. These stories, and I have only read two of the series, do not have enough historical details to draw me in but if you like action and mystery that takes place in the early 1800's you may like this novel [b:When Gods Die|39148|When Gods Die (Sebastian St. Cyr #2)|C.S. Harris|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1309200754s/39148.jpg|38858] the second in the Sebastian St. Cyr series.