Sophy Marlowe was widowed when her husband died in a suspicious fall down the stairs of his home. Ives Harrington lost his family in an accident that may not have been accidental. Both tragedies are connected... but it is not until they meet and a new series of murders occur that the truth may be discovered. Ives needs to marry and produce an heir, now that he is the last Harrington. When her uncle is murdered, and she is implicated in his murder, Ives marries her. This novel continues the Shirlee Busbee string of excellence. Intrigue, sensuality, and vibrant characterization make this 4 1/2 star read a keeper!