As a former novitiate in the Order of the Paraclete, Catherine LeVendeur has had more than her share of adventures. In fact, intrigue-and murder--seem to dog her path. Catherine chose love over churchly devotion by falling in love with her Saxon nobleman, Edgar, and her family earnestly hoped that married life would settle this most headstrong and unusual woman.
But heaven has a way of playing with mortals. The mummified art of St. Alchelm is stolen from the Salisbury Cathedral in England and Edgar is approached to help find the Anglo-Saxon relic and bring it safely home. Suspicion is cast upon the Jewish community and the Christian authorities are anxious to find a scapegoat. The fragile detente between the Christians and Jews of Paris threatens to collapse and Catherine and Edgar must race to find the lost reliquary to save the honor--and lives--of those they love.