Born to a family of infamous criminals, Lilah has left behind her past and made herself into the perfect lady. Working as a hostess at London's premier auction house, she leads a life full of art, culture, and virtue. All her dreams are within reach until a viscount catches her in the act of one last, very reluctant theft. Viscount Palmer is society's most dashing war hero but his easy smiles hide that he is haunted by a madman's vow to destroy anyone he loves. When his hunt for the enemy leads to Everleigh's Auction Rooms, he compels Lilah to help him.