To come to this: living in unkempt isolation, grubbing off the barren land with only a wolf and a few ducks for company after what he'd been and done. 'Twas no wonder if he'd gone a little mad.
I'm a little giddy at the beginning of this one. The hero is an older, what seems to be forced into retirement, highwayman who is deaf in one ear and suffering vertigo. Love this different side, instead of showing him in his prime. The heroine seems nice and curmudgeonly. There's a wolf pet! And, oh the Marquis de Sade has just made an appearance. This is starting off delightful.