evil beaconed and Andrea Mitchell set out for the kingdom of Tisara. Somewhere, in this vast foreign land, her new husband had disappeared without a trade. Andrea meant to find him-not to fall in love with an American ambassador. Philip Dorough's hands steady her in the dizzying Himalayas. His loving gaze begged for her trust, and his soft voice demanded to share her treacherous journey. When the trail led away from the secret gardens of the city towards one, lonely isolated village, Philip hoped the force of his passion could make Andrea forget the dangers that awaited them, if only for an instant. The village was shrouded in dark, mysterious smoke and hidden deep in a mountain side....and it hid the final secrets of the husband Philip would never find again.