Regency England, January 1813: The mutilated body of a young French doctor found in an alley beside a mysterious, badly injured woman entangles Sebastian in the deadly riddle of the "Lost Dauphin," the boy prince who disappeared during the darkest days of the French Revolution.
Thrust into dangerous conflict with the Dauphin's sister-the imperious, ruthless daughter of Marie Antoinette-Sebastian finds his self-control shattered when he recognizes the injured woman as Alexi Sauvage, a figure from his own past associated with an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him.
With the murderer striking ever closer, Sebastian fears for the lives of his pregnant wife, Hero, and their soon-to-be-born child. And when he realizes the key to their survival may lie in the hands of an old enemy, he must finally face the truth about his own guilt in an incident he has found too terrible to consider....
"Best historical thriller writer in the business!"- New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner
Praise for Why Kings Confess
"Harris's best Regency whodunit yet...[She] melds mystery and history as seamlessly as she integrates developments in her lead's personal life into the plot."- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Harris's novel shows an intimate knowledge of both the political and social history of Regency England....The history, characters, mystery, and atmosphere all draw the reader in and don't let go."- RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
C.S. Harris wrote award-winning historical romances as Candice Proctor. After years of living all over the world and raising two daughters, she has settled in New Orleans with her husband.