Rheanon Donatesu taught at a prestigious girls' school in London. She prided herself in being able to take a young woman under her wing to teach her about science and, mostly, how to be a leader of women. Clearly an independent woman, Rheanon had always been wild and impetuous. She could turn stone into dust and best anyone at whist, even play cards with the finest gentleman in England and win. What she couldn't do is wait any longer for the man she loved to come back to her. She tried her hardest to find out where he was, writing letters and talking to his dear mother who was her aunt by marriage.
Rheanon even tried hard to keep her special abilities a secret. There were only a few who knew about her sorcery: the Five Stars.
Her arch nemesis went missing one night during one of the card games. No one could find out who took Miss Lisbeth Ashley. That's until a Bow Street runner comes knocking on Rheanon's door asking too many questions. Then another pulls her right off of the street for questioning - this one vowed he would have her in his bed, but he would have a hard time convincing her.
Why on earth would they suspect Rheanon? Only one person knows, and that person is closer to Rheanon than anybody suspected.