Con Somerford, Viscount Amleigh, is not pleased to have
inherited the Earldom of Wyvern and the monstrous house
that goes with it. He's even less pleased when the first
person he encounters there is Susan Kerslake with a pistol
in her hands. Susan and he have a past, a bitter one. The
years in between, however, have been years of war. That
must, surely, have armed him so he can resist her, and
deal with the smuggling with which she is clearly involved.