Someone has the audacity to issue threats against the duke’s baby son. Determined that Frankie will not be overset by the news, Zach turns to Lewis Nash, the younger brother of the Earl of Tyburn, for help. Lewis’s reputation as a rake discourages society’s interest in him and acts as cover for the clandestine investigations he frequently undertakes both privately and on behalf of the government.
Cora Sheridan, the duke’s cousin, is intrigued by the presence of a rake in their midst. At a loss to understand why such a man would be considered suitable to catalogue the books in Zach’s library, she sets about trying to discover why he is really at the Park. Lewis curses Cora’s interfering ways when she succeeds in that endeavour and has no choice but to involve her in the investigation—her price for not telling the duchess the truth.
In so doing, Lewis doesn’t realise that her life will be placed in danger. Nor does he realise quite how many people are out to revenge themselves upon the duke. Can he keep Cora safe and find out who is threatening the life of an innocent child? More to the point, can he suppress his growing admiration for Cora’s courage and determination…