For the sake of a Russian princess, the Lone Wolf makes an enemy for life—and discovers a love he never expected
While taking in an auction, the dashing jewel thief Michael Lanyard spies something more appealing than the artwork on the dock: the stunning Princess Sofia. There to purchase an impressionist painting, the ravishing Russian émigré becomes locked in a bidding war with her diabolical ex-husband, who drives the price up so high that no one can afford to top him—except for Lanyard. When he takes the painting home, the Lone Wolf discovers that he has spent 20,000 guineas on a forgery—and regrets it not one bit. It is his excuse to meet the princess.
Sofia’s ex-husband is blackmailing her, threatening to tell the world the humiliating truth of their separation, and only Lanyard can save her. But rescuing the beautiful princess makes an enemy of her husband, who years later seeks his revenge—by targeting a woman the Lone Wolf has never met, but who holds the keys to his heart.
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