Meredith Duncan escapes a repulsive marriage arranged by her mother and step-father by taking
a job as the secretary of Colonel Zorndorf, Eisengau’s chief cannon designer. Meredith sees the
deplorable working conditions of the foundry workers and joins the Working Class Party, who ask
her to steal the plans for the new cannon, intending to use them as a bargaining tool to improve
the workers’ conditions. When Meredith arrives at the next meeting, with the plans, she sees the
Russian agent Pytor Sazanov. Not trusting Sazanov, she denies having the plans.
Ex-Major Brian Donovan is asked by Teddy Roosevelt, his former Rough Rider commander and now
Governor of New York, to go to Eisengau to purchase a powerful new cannon that could change the
balance of military power in Europe—and America. Brian, wealthy in his own right, agrees
to go, since his family has already made plans to meet in Europe in hopes of finding his missing
Brian is at a beerhouse when Meredith and the other party members arrive to hold a rally. The
cops arrive and Brian helps Meredith escape. When he in turn gets caught, Meredith and her dog,
Morro, help Brian escape. When they arrive at the Grand Hotel, Meredith is dismayed to see her
parents. She introduces Brian, but the following morning, her mother and step-father insist
she marry Colonel Zorndorf, a man who is known to have beaten his last wife.
To escape the loathsome marriage, Meredith asks Brian to make her his mistress. Already
attracted by Meredith’s intelligence, Brian readily agrees. As the competition for the purchase
of the new weapon grows fierce, so does the raw sensual desire and growing love between Brian
Then Sazanov learns that Meredith has the plans and will do anything—even
kill—to get them.
Kisses Like A Devil is a suspenseful, fast-paced historical romance, with an
intriguing plot and solid characters. Meredith is an independent female, one willing to risk her
life to achieve her goals. Brian is a man of experience who vows to win Meredith’s love, which
adds a sensual and delightfully passionate touch to this exciting novel from Diane Whiteside.