In 1895, Egyptologist Charlotte Fairchild wanted the love of her spouse Ian and for the pair to continue the work of her deceased renowned father in the Valley of Amun. However, Ian thought differently and plans to "sell" the dig and return to England. A drunk Charlotte persuades Dylan "Lion" Pierce, known for looting sites, to not buy the excavation from her husband. However, an angry Ian enters a tomb without his "good luck" wife and dies when a cave-in occurs.
Two years later in England, Dylan gives a posthumous award to Sir Reginald, Charlotte's father. He meets Charlotte for the first time since she convinced him not to loot her father's site. He hires her to help him with an exhibition he is forming and soon they begin to fall in love as she realizes the lure of the looting lion is that of love.
THE LADY AND THE LION is an exciting late Victorian romance starring two independent and powerful individuals and Ancient Egypt. The story line is fast-paced as the audience obtains a taste of late nineteenth century Egyptology fever that grips much of Western Europe. Fans of the sub-genre will marvel at Cynthia Kirk's strong debut tale that never stops entertaining the reader.