Sun And Moon, the
- Author: Patricia Ryan
- Publisher: Topaz
- Year: 2000 (ISBN 0-451-20032-2) Out-of-Print
- Setting: 1172, Oxford, England
- Amazon Listing: The Sun and the Moon
King Henry's most valued spy, Hugh of Wexford, likes his wine, his women...and above all, his freedom. Scarred by a brutal upbringing, Hugh vowed long ago to make his own way in the world, unhindered by ties of any kind--especially those of love.
Oxford scholar Phillipa de Paris is learned, enlightened...and painfully innocent in the ways of the world--especially the lascivious intrigue that she encounters when Hugh recruits her for a critical espionage mission.
To expose the schemes of corrupt churchman Aldous Ewing and save England from yet another civil war, the rough-and-tumble warrior and the innocent intellectual embark on a dangerous ruse as bored husband and wife. As Phillipa tempts and teases the traitor, will she be able to convince Ewing to share his confidences? Or will Hugh and Phillipa's lies be revealed and their lives endangered by the undeniable, irresistible force of passion flaring between them?