From the back cover: "The summons to come to Wakefield Hall is too tantalizing for New York reporter Elisabeth Rowan to resist. The elegant Berkshire mansion forms the backdrop for a gilded circle of men and women so rich they glitter with couture, jewels, and power. At the estate's center lies a mysterious maze, a landscaped masterpiece symbolically reflecting the labyrinthine twists in the life of its creator, celebrated stage actress Joanna Eakins.
For Elisabeth, Wakefield Hall's attraction is the chance to write Joanna's biography shortly after the star's eerie death. But nothing prepares Elisabeth for what she finds there. Malevolence, passion, and a trail of carefully planted clues emanate from the maze, drawing Elisabeth away from her lover and her own life toward a chilling secret...and a betrayal exqusitely cruel and subtly devised."