As a Medieval woman, Maude knows her place. But her husband's death shortly after the birth of their son means she must fulfill his duties until their son comes of age.
But when a woman appears on her doorstep bloodied and broken, Maude must decide how far she will go to protect her son's estate. Will she follow the dictates of her time, or will she find a strength she didn't know she possessed?
"Kristine Kathryn Rusch's crime stories are exceptional, both in plot and in style."
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