The author of the New York Times bestseller, Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman, presents an entirely new novel of intrigue and murder set in the context of Victorian London.
The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the best young women in Ursula Kerns' employment.
But Miss Clifton has found an early end and Ursula is convinced that it was not due to natural causes.
Ursula, bent on justice, devises a plan: to take Annes' place as stenographer for lone poet Valerie, Lady Fulbrook.
There are dark rumors about Lord Fulbrook, and his shady mansion in Mapstone Square seems like the logical starting point for a covert investigation.
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton believes that Mrs. Kern is crazy to get into such a dangerous business.
But if this mysterious beauty widow insists on shaking the pot, Slater intends to stay close as they venture into the darker side of educated society and a den of iniquity called the Olympus Club.
Together they must reveal the identity of a killer and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets as well...