Lethal undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knows a thousand ways to kills a man - and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. That's why he's looking forward to his new mission. He must go to the coastal town of Sea Haven and insinuate himself into the life of an elusive beauty who has mysterious ties to his past and a link to a dangerously seductive and equally elusive master criminal who wants only one thing: to possess her. Judith Henderson is an artist on the rise: an ethereal and haunted woman whose own picture-perfect beauty stirs the souls of two men who have made her their obsession. For years she has been waiting for someone to come and unlock the passion and fire within her - waiting for the right man to surrender it to. But only one man can survive her secrets - and the shadow she has cast over both their lives.