Caro Kingswood can't wait to travel to Spain to design a new garden for her sister, Sancha. At first the Palace of the Fountains seems like a dream - who could resist the challenge to bring such a spectacular garden back to life? And who could resist the attentions of the charismatic Joe Spenser, another visitor at the palace? It's not long, however, before Caro finds there's a dark side to this Spanish paradise.
Ann Grant, hired by the family to catalogue their collection of Toledo swords and knives, has disappeared, and Sancha suspects her husband Felipe of the crime. But when Caro discovers Joe's keeping secrets, too, she no longer knows who to trust. Will she find out what happened to Ann in time? Or will the Palace of the Fountains be the death of her, as well?