The captivating sequel to Foul Lady Fortune, by the New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights.
Winter is drawing thick in 1931 Shanghai, as is the ever-nearing threat of invasion.
Rosalind Lang has encountered the worst possible fate for a national spy: she´s been exposed. With the media storm camped outside her apartment for the infamous Lady Fortune, she´s barely left her bedroom in weeks, plotting her next course of action after Orion was taken and his memories of Rosalind wiped. Though their marriage might have been a sham, his absence hurts her more than any physical wound. She won´t rest until she gets him back.
I can help you get him back. Find me in Zhouzhuang. -JM.
But with her identity in the open, the task is near impossible. The only way to leave the city and rescue her beloved is the guise of a national tour: convincing her superiors that the countryside needs unity more than ever, and who better than an immortal girl to stir pride and strength into the people?
When the tour goes wrong, however, everything Rosalind once knew is thrown up in the air. Taking refuge outside Shanghai, old ghosts come into the open and adversaries turn to allies. To save Orion, they must find a cure to his mother´s traitorous invention and take this chemical weapon away from impending foreign invasion – but the clock is ticking, and if Rosalind fails, it´s not only Orion she loses, but her nation itself.