A sweeping historical novel set in Russia and England in the 1870s. Lousie Defour's life is idyllic. The love-child of a British diplomat and Russian dancer, she wants for nothing. But when her parents are killed by a bomb, she finds herself penniless and alone, and must travel to England to meet a half-sister who did not even know of her existence. There, she becomes part of the world of Daniel and Christine Hunter (first introduced in Constance Heaven's previous book, LOVE'S SHADOW) - with a potentially destructive effect.