The year is 1902. The place is New York City. It is a world of huge mansions and society balls, but only footsteps away are the city's darkest back alleyways. It is a time of glamour and wealth - scandal and corruption. One cold winter night, a little boy is kidnapped from his own bed while his parents attend a neighbor's elegant ball. And Francesca Cahill, the daughter of the soiree's host, stumbles across the ransom note. Determined to help in any way she can, Francesca soon is involved in the high profile police investigation - while helplessly falling in love with New York City's newly appointed police commissioner, the powerful and enigmatic Rick Bragg.
Francesca and Bragg begin to search for the answers to a shocking crime. At stake is a little boy's life. As the duo is plunged into a web of corruption, secrets, and lies. Francesca's own life begins to slowly but surely unravel until a series of stunning truths are revealed, each taking her more deeply into the heart of true danger and even truer passion.
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