This week, I'm back with another snippet from my WIP, Lady Silver, a historical romance set in New Orleans. Background: The hero, Captain Jesse Cross, is in New Orleans with General Andrew Jackson's army in December 1814. He heads up military intelligence in the city. The heroine, Nicole, is a French servant and she is working with a Creole spy ring while hunting for her mistress's runaway son. Keeping her identity a secret, she calls herself Lady Silver and she meets Jesse at night in a deserted courtyard to relay messages regarding the British.
Captain Jesse Cross listened to the cadence of her footsteps as she left the carriageway. The iron gate creaked as she went through it and vanished into the night. He longed to go after her. You have lost your fool mind? He leaned against the stone wall and gave his head a shake. How could he possibly be so intrigued by a woman whose face he had never seen?