An act of self-sacrifice forces an English nobleman into a life of crime in this exuberant debut novel by a popular author of historical romances. Rich in Georgian-era atmosphere, the tale of an aristocratic highwayman is loaded with secret identities, kidnappings, duels, and other deliciously melodramatic developments. "Stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty." - Margaret Drabble.
London native Georgette Heyer (1902 - 74) was among her generation's most prominent writers of historical romances. Inspired by Jane Austen, she frequently set her stories in the Regency period. Starting at the age of 17 with The Black Moth, she wrote several dozen books, including detective fiction and thrillers.