is March of 1902, and Francesca Cahill-Fifth Avenue
heiress, undaunted political activist and intrepid amateur sleuth-has just learned of a grave new danger haunting the streets
of New York. A beautiful teenage girl named Emily O'Hare is missing and Francesca fears that the girl has been abducted. Only
one person can help her learn the child's fate-but Police Commissioner Rick Bragg may not want to get involved because Francesca
has just stunned Rick by accepting a proposal of marriage...from none other than his own rival.
Francesca still questions
her decision to marry the powerful and notorious Calder Hart. But Rick Bragg is wed to another...and his dazzling wife has
just returned after four years abroad to reclaim their marriage. Francesca remains torn between the two very different men-but
she desperately tries to set aside the affairs of her heart when she discovers that Emily isn't the first girl to vanish in
recent weeks. And when Francesca discovers a trail of deception and lies, when someone very close to her investigation is
murdered, Francesca realizes that the evil force behind the girls' abductions may try to find a way to silence her too-if
she dares to uncover the truth...
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