As brilliant and dangerous, but no longer as joyous, as a firework, merchant banker Sir Nicholas De Fleury (former apprentice) has complex designs on the small kingdom of Scotland, ripe for development under the venturesome young King James III. But friends, foes and business rivals have other plans, and Nicholas is driven on a painful journey to the lands of his greatest suffering, Africa and Cyprus. Facing, this time, an enemy more subtle than Simon de St Pol, more vengeful than the Vatachino, more ruthless than Venice or the Church: his wife. For Gelis has a genius to match his own, the one weapon he cannot oppose, and a terrible, cruel purpose. And their bitter vendetta threatens to consume not only all Nicholas has, but all he is and could become... The Unicorn Hunt is volume five in The House of Niccolo Series.
'Terrifically exciting, complex and subtle, some wonderful set pieces and with a cliff hanging climax.'