Henry Howarth, the Earl of Grinstead cares for no one. Caring causes pain and he has experienced enough of that to last a lifetime. Spying for King and country keeps his mind focused and his heart firmly locked away.
Miss Millicent Holland is a companion, running away from her past.
Joshua Shambles is out to get revenge and he is a man with no conscience.
Unwittingly, Henry puts Milly in danger and feels compelled to protect her, refusing to acknowledge it is anything other that duty that is motivating him.
Dealing with the past while facing the real dangers of the present, Henry and Milly are tested beyond anything they have experienced before. Both will be changed beyond recognition in this novel of love and loss.