Jarrod Stone is in search of Twilight's Ghost, the agent
responsible for his brother's incarceration on a
fourteen-year-old search warrant. To capture this mysterious man,
he kidnaps the woman widely reputed to be the agent's mistress,
widow Sophia LaRue.
Sophia is no one's mistress. In fact, she is not even
a widow, for her dead husband was invented as part of her cover.
Her life revolves around two things: saving her home, Blackhawk
Manor, from the auction block, and punishing the Stone family for
their father's sins. In putting Holden Stone behind bars, she has
taken the first step in making them pay. But she feels she must
find Charles Stone because he is the one who stole her
grandmother's money and left her in penury! After her abduction
by Jarrod, however, she finds herself admiring the man, despite
his hated surname.
Family secrets abound in this , which is reminiscent of
the classics, but on a smaller scale.