Could she escape the deadly secrets of the past?
Why did they stare at her…as if they had seen her before?
When Katherine Mackenzie received an invitation to catalogue the fabulous Ramsay oriental rug collection, she was thrilled to be recognized as an expert in her chosen field. Little did she know, as she approached the soaring minarets of the bizarre Islamic-style mansion high on the wild cliffs above the Hudson River, that she was headed into the heart of a deadly family drama.
It had been seven years since the famous painter Charles Quintus Ramsay's exotic mistress and heiress had mysteriously disappeared. The moment had now arrived to declare Roxelana legally dead -- and to divide the spoils. Katherine was determined to remain aloof, to do her job and leave -- until she looked into the deep black eyes of the fabled Roxelana's portrait and then saw, on the heiress's finger, the very ring that she herself had inherited from her own shadowy past.
Suddenly, Katherine was more than a visitor, she was a threat. She knew that she must escape from Hawkscliffe -- or die.