"Ms. Cleverly deftly transports readers to an exotic locale filled with intrigue, suspense, and characters skilled in the art of deception. This is a perfect travel for historical mystery fans."—Booklist
"Fully developed characters and a convincing portrayal of time and place lift Cleverly’s second historical…the author’s talents seems capable of transcending any shift in scene."—Publishers Weekly
"The sense of place is exotic, enveloping and superbly depicted. Joe Sandilands second outing is a filling follow his auspicious debut."—Contra Costa
From the Paperback edition.