Almost penniless after the death of her parents, Stella arrived in Mexico to search for her husband, who had been a naturalist on one of the Emperor Maximilian’s expeditions. Immediately she found herself in danger, caught up in Mexico’s turbulent affairs. But the greatest danger was to her heart, for Leo Manfred had turned up like a ghost from the past. Once they had been in love … now she was no longer free. Was it too late for them ever to find happiness?