The fourth book in the Mistress in the Art of Death series. With this book we find Adelia again summoned to duty by Henry, this time to escort his youngest daughter Joanna to her wedding in Palermo. Although she is excited to go back to her homeland and her parents, Henry is not allowing her to take her daughter in order to ensure Adelia's return to England. The road is to Palermo is not an easy one and made even more difficult by the fact that someone seems to be trying to kill Adelia. The usual cast of characters and typical problems for this medeival woman doctor. A good read and the ending makes it obvious there will be another in the series.