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Captain Jonas Storm feels hexed and not just because one of his sailors almost died. His Chinese business partner Tan Kui Yu failed to take care of customs like he always has done and their vessel The Auspicious Wind has not reached port yet. A man of action Jonas decides he will take care of the injured seaman and his cargo, visit Tan at his home "The House of Beautiful and Angry Women" and finally seek the missing ship.
After completing his first mission, he goes to Tan's house where he learns from servant Little Pearl that her master and mistress have been abducted by ruthless General Kang and his missing cargo is probably stolen. She owes the Tans so she wants to rescue them, but needs the white man to succeed. He owes the Tans for his thriving China trade and besides the kidnapped man owes him money so he needs her to successfully rescue the Tans. As they team up and learn the to use the Tigress, they fall in love, but must defeat General Kang and the even more despicable Su Jian Lie if they are survive their quest.
Though somewhat in tone like its marvelous Tigress predecessors, CORNERED TIGRESS retains the Jade Lee uniqueness that is a trademark of her late nineteenth century China based romances. The story line retains a brisk pace whether the lead pair is studying the sensual Tigress rituals or in deadly combat against their merciless adversaries. Historical romance readers who appreciate an exotic locale with strong characters starring in an erotic intrigue will want to accompany Ms. Lee as she takes the audience to Eastern heaven where the mind and body meet as one.