This was a good read. Campion is becomming a more rounded character as the books progress. This one centres around a family that holds a treasure on behalf of the crown and a collector who wants to acquire said treasure - not through legitimate means. The family has its own troubles, and they manage to complicate the story with another layer. The plot is a bit of a twister with several tight corners and a hair-raising events for Campion ot navigate his way through. His contacts at all levels of society come into play both in his involvement in the thing at all and in the resolution. There is a nice final chapter where the legend is revealed and it all becomes a bit clearer - loose ends all neatly snipped of and tied in. Hangs together well and is, so far, the best of the series.