Her mother's deathbed revelation that she is a descendant of Nicholas II, Russia's last tsar, launches reclusive Kate Gavrill on a bold search for a lost family fortune. But nothing is simple in the tragic history of the Romanov clan. Only by finding the rarest of precious gems - a fabulous, long-missing alexandrite - can Kate claim her treasure. At her side as she journeys across continents is Simon Blake, a respected New York gemologist, whose powerful attraction to Kate is undercut by deep fears.
"Enter the mystery that is the Romanovs"