By Deryn Lake
Book XIII of John Rawlings
Apothecary John Rawlings has been summoned to Devon via his attractive yet unpredictable mistress.
Leaving his daughter Rose within the excellent care of her grandfather, Rawlings units off for Exeter. His fellow stagecoach passengers are a motley group, and comprise a wide and talkative German girl, a dance-master and a bare-knuckle fighter often called the Black Pyramid.
Before the trips finish a guy has been stumbled on brutally murdered, and Rawlings is once more drawn right into a complicated and hazardous intrigue.