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Her scheme is simple, really: She plans to let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she also inherited a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. She's sure that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the mythical artifact. And to make doubly sure the scoundrel took the bait, she wants Colchester to pretend that he's out to seduce Imogene so that he, too, could get his hands on her map.
Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester's violent reaction to her request or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London--sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives.
Imogen Waterstone needs a man with nerves of iron and a will to match. That's why she invites Matthias Marshall to her home. For who better than the legendary explorer to help her lure an enemy to ruin. Yet when Imogen urges Matthias to masquerade as her spellbound suitor-and let it be known that she possesses a treasure map-she never anticipates his response-or her own. . . . Mischief.