C.S. Harris' When Falcons Fall
The Sebastian St Cyr series is one that really works for me, because Harris allows the characters to grow and change--they aren't stuck in the same formulaic rut all the time. That, and St Cyr has a badass and intelligent wife whose input he values! Anyway, in this one, they're visiting a small village to try and find out more about his past--when a young widow is found dead, and St Cyr is asked to assist with the investigation. Things quickly get crazier from there, as multiple villains, red herrings, and Bonapartes come into play (also, trigger warning for mentions of rape). Another solid entry in the series. A/A-.