Seventeen year old Daiyu is spending her summer working in an employment agency. While attending a fair at the famed St. Louis Arch she purchases an unusual ring and is transported to another time and place, her birthplace of China. She has been recruited to become a spy and topple the regime of an evil dictator by posing as the niece of a rich society woman. Shinn has created a story of beauty and grace that draws the reader in to the unusual set of circumstances. Will Daiyu succeed? Will she ever be able to return to her family in St. Louis? Will she remember Kalen, the man with whom she has fallen in love? Highly recommended for fantasy readers. 288 pages Ages 11 and up Review provided by Deborah Cohen, Librarian.