In 1875 Savannah, Rachel Fleming Barlow Newman McCandless is known to her neighbors as the Black Widow. Only twenty-one years old, she has been widowed three times, most recently by the death of Phillip McCandles, whom she is forced to bury in secrecy. For Rachel knows that Phillip's untimely death will undoubtedly bring the authorities to her doorstep, and his last words to her - incoherent ramblings about an illegal arms shipment and vast sums of money he owes - have left her terrified as well as grief-stricken.
She must uncover the details of the deal, and recover the missing funds, before Phillip's death is discovered by his enemies. But Phillip's fate has already been discovered by Captain Daniel Slade, his long-estranged brother. The black sheep of the family, Daniel has come home to make peace, only to find his brother the latest victim of the notorious Black Widow. Vowing to trap Rachel in her own web, Daniel hides his true identity and presents himself as Phillip's business partner in an arms deal. Rachel, of course, suspects the worst - that Daniel is somehow involved in the deadly transaction she is investigating. But even that fear can't stop her from losing her heart to the handsome stranger. She has married for protection, companionship, even affection... but love is something she is only just discovering. As for Daniel, he, too, must admit that while his mind tells him to be wary of his lovely prey, his heart is whispering a very different message.
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