A luxurious trans-atlantic liner, Empress of Britain is making her eastward passage back to England in 1931. Among he first-class passengers are two English confidence tricksters who have left ill deeds in their wake. As luck would have it, they find fresh prey in the person of the wealthy Miss Charnwood and her beautiful niece Diana. The plan of action is nothing they haven't tried before with considerable success, but who could imagine they would let their hearts take over at the most inopportune time--leading then far too deep into an increasingly troubling and dark maze. Readers will find more than one strange echo of more recent times--notable in the Robert Maxwell story--in this riveting new novel.