From the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany to the shimmering seaport of Miami, from the cutthroat business of rival shipping empires to the passionate battles of the heart comes a novel of desire, ambition and deadly betrayal.
Known affectionately as the "Queen of the Seas," Adriana Falcone has taken over from her late husband as head of the centuries-old Falcone Line of cruise ships. And she has come to realize to navigate the dark and turbulent waters of this business, you either sink - or learn to swim with the sharks.
Thorne Weston is the most dangerous shark of all. As the head of Blue Ribbon Cruises, he is Adriana's fiercest rival. And when her company's future is in jeopardy, Adriana is forced into an unwilling partnership with this enigmatic man. A man whose true agenda remains a mystery.
But Adriana has enemies she never imagined. And Throrne becomes her only sanctuary as Adriana confronts the legacy of the Falcone empire, a decades-old secret shrouded in treachery, and the cold heart of a determined killer.