(not actual cover)
And synopsis from back cover:
Trzl Sakar has made a habit of playing both ends against the middle. Having it all, fighting it all, making enemies of allies. But she can run no longer. An old acquaintance turned renegade may be the end of her bargaining days. Especially when he lives among the cold cliffs of Marek. Home to few living things; legends, ghosts, echoes– the cliffs are as dark and frightful as the stories told about them. In the midst of political turmoil and the bloody battles of mauraders, evil lords and kings with vendettas, Trzl must use her every bit of wit to match her old enemy’s cunning prowess and save herself and her son… before they are enveloped in a scheme of pawns too large for either of them to survive.