The Lawlors are a famous theatrical dynasty spanning three generations. When a mysterious young Argentinian woman, Isabella Morales, descends on them at a twenty-first birthday party, the family little realises how profoundly their perfect lives will be altered.
As Isabella's true intentions become clear, so Marcus Lawlor realises he must act. But how far is he prepared to go to solve the problem which is Isabella and growing worse by the day? Using sweet reason on someone like her is pointless. Offering her money to disappear might work, though certainly not forever. Revealing her secrets might do the trick - if only he knew them.
In his search for a more radical solution Marcus turns to the enigmatic Jonas Kemble who has stood by him for most of his life. Can Jonas achieve what Marcus cannot?