Third in the series, so I can't decide if I'd missed something by not having read book 2. However, it was still pretty good. Justin de Quincy is a likeable lad who workd for the Queen, doing all sorts of odd jobs that require a bit of brains. This time he's in Wales, trying to retrieve some of the ransom collected for Richard, which has accidentally gone missing. The prime suspect is a Welsh rebel, but the obvious answer isn;t always the right one. A good little read.