Life is good for Ritcherd and Kyrah Buchanan. After navigating a tortuous road to find each other and seal their love, they have now settled into an idyllic marriage and are living their dreams as lord and lady of Buckley Manor. Nothing, it seems, can mar their happiness. But then a sudden family tragedy changes their lives forever, hurling Ritcherd into a maelstrom of grief and fury that threatens to rip them apart. Will he find himself before it's too late, or will Kyrah turn elsewhere for comfort when her own husband refuses to provide it?
As Ritcherd struggles with menacing ghosts from his childhood, another discomforting specter raises its head when a treason investigation (focused on their privateering days) threatens to send Garret and Ritcherd to the gallows. It seems that even from his grave, the evil Peter Westman and his unholy alliances have power to undermine the peace and tranquility of good men's lives. If these brothers can't somehow outwit their accusers, their very survival will hang in the balance.
[from publisher's website]