What happens when a many-titled Duke decides to play hookey from his suffocating dignity. Kirkus Reviews The Duke of Sale is out to prove himself The shy, young Duke of Sale has never kwn his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vern Ware, Gilly for short, has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. A mysterious beauty provides the perfect opportunity When Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. But he has sooner entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnapping, adventure, and surprises at every turn.