Back cover: Her name is Gilberta De Beers. She is heiress to a silver empire and the wife of Colorado's governor. She is a sex goddess with unlimited carnal appetites that require a legion of secret lovers. She lives a life of glitter, glamour, and splendor. Until one of her many lovers is suddenly murdered. Before Gilberta can clear her name, she will be swept across oceans and continents into the arms of the handsome sinister stranger she loves but cannot understand. For Gilberta must now learn the real secret of the De Beers family's swashbuckling past. Its legendary history is her own, full of passion, danger and romance. From love to love and from adventure to adventure, she will be carried through war, excitement and disaster, leading to the grest San Francisco Earthquake.