It had changed her life overnight. From her drab, unpromising post as governess, lovely Emma Harcourt was catapulted into a daring scheme of espionage. Suddenly she was an actress posing as the wife of Rupert Wynford, a perfect stranger. As Napoleon prepared to invade the Dorset Coast, Emma took her place among society's elite where she was to match wits with the most dangerous men of her time. Fate had chosen her to play a part in England's destiny and to gamble recklessly with her only chance for happiness and love.