Olivia Grantley has spent two years putting the ordeal of being falsely accused of her husband’s murder behind her. But the nightmare comes crashing back in on her when her sister-in-law begs her to search for her missing husband, Sir Hubert Grantley.
Olivia enlists the help of Jacob Morton, the dangerous and attractive Earl of Torbay, who saved her from the gallows and for whom she now works as a vigilante. Their search for Sir Hubert embroils them in the petty jealousies and brutal competition of London theatre-land, but when Olivia’s late husband’s theatrical agency is searched and a man killed in the process, it feels as though history is in danger of repeating itself.
Convinced that whoever killed Marcus Grantley is also responsible for this latest killing, Jake is determined to protect the lady who owns his heart and discover the real reason for Marcus’s death. But when Olivia’s three-year-old son is threatened, Jake fears that even a man with all of his resources will be unequal to the task of saving him.
Who killed Marcus Grantley? What has become of Sir Hubert? Will Olivia’s son be saved and will Olivia and Jake finally admit to their feelings for one another?