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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Stuart Sutherland-Bruce arrives back in England after being posted to China as a member of the English diplomatic corps. He meets the astonishingly beautiful Bian, an exotic woman who proceeds to turn his life upside down with her mysteries and the power of his desire for her. As she continues to astonish him at every turn with the unexpectedness of her life and her responses to him, he falls deeply in love with her. She is an enigma, yet she has taken his heart.

'But Bian did not wander into Stuart’s life accidentally. She has also returned from China with express orders to become intimate with him, and find proof that he has been giving English secrets to the Chinese. Yet as she works her spells on Stuart, she discovers that he does not seem to be the traitor she thought him to be. In fact, he is a good man, who loves his country, and puts duty above all else. Bian feels a pain she has never felt before. If she tells him who she really is, she will lose the man she loves. If she honours Stuart’s highest values and does her duty, then Stuart will be tried for espionage and hanged.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Repackaged and re-released as The Royal Talisman in 2012.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ohio,
      United States of America (USA),
      Ellora's Cave , 2007 .
      Extent: 125pp.p.
      • The edition withdrawn from publication on 13 October 2011, and no longer available.
      • Ebook only.
      ISBN: 9781419911613
Last amended 25 Oct 2013 09:19:02
  • c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1884
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