Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch have fled with their family from fog-drenched England to golden Tuscany as the secrets of Suzanne's past unravel. On their way to their villa on Lake Como, they seek refuge with Suzanne's friend, Hortense Bonaparte, daughter of the Empress Josephine, stepdaughter of Napoleon.
The Rannochs arrive at Hortense's elegant château to find Hortense terrified and desperately in need of their services. And so, Suzanne and Malcolm find that even on the run from danger they are not done playing the spy game—or being drawn into intrigues that could affect the future of crowns and countries.
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