Eva’s story starts in Paris in 1939, she is a Russian émigrée, who has been recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer. As he trains her to become the perfect spy, their love affair gets under way. After a crucial mission collapses in America, Eva finds herself in serious trouble as she knows she has no choice but to run and hide forever.
Sally Gilmartin wants an end to her years of watching and waiting and thirty years on, the only man who can do this is her former lover and spymaster, Lucas Romer, now Baron Mansfield of Hampton Cleeve. The only person she can turn to for help is her daughter, Ruth.