Hero: Captain John Staples
Heroine: Helen Stornaway
'How can I know that you are to be trusted? I never set eyes on you until today?'
Captain John Staple had enjoyed active service too much to ever settle for a life of humdrum respectability. The post of gate keeper to a toll-house in Pennines appeared to offer certain unexpected and agreeable diversions.
This exciting and witty novel tells how the handsome dragoon becomes involved with an engaging highwayman, a taciturn Bow Street runner and a stolen hoard of gold coins whilst protecting the squire's attractive niece from black villainy.
Favorite Lines: These spoil the book if you have not read it yet.