Baker & Taylor Leaving London for a summer odyssey around the country, Queen Elizabeth I and her court, accompanied by a young Francis Drake, are suddenly confronted by someone shooting arrows at the queen and the captain, both of whom have cousins whom they do not trust and who may want them dead. Reprint.
This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games. She and her court were expecting to spend the warmer months lounging in great manor houses, feasting in the fields, tempting forbidden romance, and perhaps engaging in sport. But someone in the Queen's entourage isn't playing by the rules…and soon Elizabeth is dodging crossbows, longbows, and--worst of all--the threats of her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots. As bodies and clues pile up, the mystery and dangers deepen like the surrounding forests. Now Elizabeth must fearlessly confront her foes before she loses her crown--or her life.