The seventh novel in the acclaimed Owen Archer Series
Early Summer 1371, and Owen Archer, originally in Wales on political duties, has been delayed by the death of his father-in-law. While trying to arrange safe passage to York, a stonemason working for him is murdered. The shadow of suspicion falls on the family he was to sail with and his hopes of departure fade. His time in Wales has aroused doubts and divided his loyalties and Owen is tempted by the Welsh Rebel's cause. Meanwhile, Owen's wife Lucie, York's Apothecary, is disheartened by her husband's long absence and dsitraught to learn of her father's death. When her father's manor is brutally attacked, Lucie hires an unknown stranger to steward. But is he trustworthy? Or is he part of the political struggle unfolding in Yorks' midst?