One of the most powerful men in Pennsylvania, Jonas Thorne faced few unsolvable mysteries--except his wife. Three years ago he proposed a dry-eyed marriage deal to his secretary--all the security she wanted in exchange for giving him a son. And though they remained childless, their unexpected love had endured. But Valerie now claimed she had more security than she wanted. But when tragedy threatened to separate them forever, Valerie wanted only to be in her husband's arms. For she had some very special news to tell him.