For her insulting behavior toward the Earl of Ashcom, on whom her family depends for subsistence, beautiful Fantine Delmere earns for herself an unwanted London Season and is forced to leave her beloved Evergreen and venture into the hard glare of the heartless haut ton she abhors. But Fantine's arrival causes other forces to be put into motion . . . How long will it take Ashcom, who is busily nursing his resentment toward her, to realize that someone wants Fantine out of the picture? And how far are these people willing to go to get Fantine removed?