The lowering sun shimmered through the dusty haze that loomed in languid stillness above the treetops, suffusing the tiny particles of sand with vibrant shades of crimson until the very air seemed aflame.
On a dark and perilous road in a vast, magnificent land Colonel Tyrone Rycroft saves the life of a countess of royal blood. But the beautiful, highborn Synnovea repays his courage with deceit - ensnaring the dashing soldier-of-fortune in an inescapable web of irresistible seduction.In a realm of breathtaking opulence - in a splendid imperial court rife with danger - the handsome British adventurer falls unwitting but willing prey to Synnovea's amorous intrigues. But the schemes of a regal temptress are betrayed by her own impassioned yearnings - and a heart consumed by a raging fire she has ignited... but is powerless to control--Back cover.
When her entourage is attacked by a band of ruthless Cossacks, beautiful Countess Synnovea Zenkovna is rescued by a mysterious horseman, British officer Tyrone Rycroft, in a romantic saga set against the intrigues and treachery of czarist Russia.
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