This is the final novel in the Bastion's Club Series and it's Dalziel's story. Dalziel aka Royce tackles his new title and responsibilities while still tying up lose ends with the last traitor. The female character is again a childhood friend. The story follows the same miscommunication and misunderstanding plot device while she also helps Royce come to terms with his new responsibilities as well as his unresolved estrangement with his father. Intrigue comes significantly later as the last traitor makes his final move. All loose ends tied.
I did enjoy the moment where the past heroines confer on how they resolved their miscommunication/misunderstanding movements. It seemed to poke fun at the plot device used to get the love declaration.