For Beryl Tavistock, the place to ask questions about the scandal surrounding her parents' deaths is on Paris's rain-slick streets. But the answers are proving that old secrets die hard. Caught in an increasingly deadly search for the truth, she enters a world where danger is spliced with desire -- a world where them an she's just met, ex-CIA agent Richard Wolf, seems very much at home. But in this world, friends can be enemies and enemies can be killers . . .