When art historian Dr Miranda Jones arrives home one bitterly cold night, someone is waiting for her in the shadows. In a terrifying attack she is held at knifepoint, her bags stolen by an unseen assailant. Deeply shaken by the ordeal, Miranda is glad to throw herself into a new assignment: verifying the authenticity of a Renaissance bronze known as The Dark Lady. But as Miranda is drawn into the investigation, it becomes clear that her attack was no ordinary mugging. Enlisting the help of seductive art thief Ryan Boldari, she sets out to uncover the truth behind The Dark Lady - and a dangerous secret that could jeopardise not only her career, but her life . . .