The story revolves around Liza Elliot and her search for her brothers murderer. Her investigations lead her to Viscount Radcliffe a "fallen angel of the aristocracy". Viscount Radcliffe only has relationships with women whom he can't form a permanent attatchment and he has a secret that torments him. Liza has been disowned by her father for refusing to marry for a title and makes her own way in the world becoming the owner and founder of a domestic agency. She disguises herself and enters the employ of the Viscount to determine whether or not he is a murderer.