The personal artist to King Henry Tudor, Susanna Horenbout is sought by the
queen and ladies of the court for her delicate, skilled portraits. But now
someone from her past is pulling her into a duplicitous game where the
consequence of failure is war. Soon, Susanna and her betrothed, the King's most
dangerous courtier, are unraveling a plot that would shatter Europe. And at the
heart of it is a magnificent missing diamond. . . .
With John Parker at her
side, Susanna searches for the diamond and those responsible for its theft,
their every step dogged by a lethal assassin. Finding the truth means plunging
into the heart of the court's most bitter infighting, surviving the harrowing
labyrinth of Fleet Prison--and then coming face-to-face with the most dangerous
enemy of all.