William Douglass, the legend known as “The Bruce” never wanted his daughter to become involved in the web of espionage, but his Wee Fee could infiltrate French targets where no other spy could go. When a mission gone wrong leaves Fiona orphaned, vulnerable and her reputation in ruin, she has little choice but to accept a marriage of convenience with Alec Denby.
Stephan Leighton is still limping from his war wounds when he is summoned to thwart England’s enemies on yet another battlefield– the ballrooms of London. His recent inheritance of the Camford Earldom makes him ideal bait for Alec Denby’s widow whose reentry into polite society coincides with the revival of the spy ring known as Hades. Despite the evidence against her, Stephan’s attraction to Fiona grows and he soon realizes that his heart is at hazard. Regardless of Fiona’s guilt or innocence, the Earl knows that he is destined to lose.