The Greville clan and the Vanwick clan have been feuding for centuries over blood lines, revenge, honour and above all; power. But now as a way of creating peace between the two clans, the Greville head clan's only daughter and Vanwick head clan's eldest has been promised to eah other in matrimony. Rhiannon Greville does not wish to marry but knows it is her duty as a Greville. She arrives at the Vanwick Manor only to discover she has been a widow before a bride. The eldest Vanwick son has been murdered and now it is it up his younger brother Alec to take his place, both as heir and as the betrothed. But the murders continue on and the promise of peace is getting farther away as the clans start blaming the other for the deaths. Its up to Rhiannon and Alec to find the murderer before another war begins or before they become the next victims. . .