Daughter of spies For a chance at true freedom, Paulette Heardwyn needs the fortune left her by her inscrutable father. But she doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to find it, and the only man with answers, the Earl of Shaldon, takes his secrets to the grave. Worse, the earl’s last bequest demands her marriage to his bastard son—and leaves her prey to a traitor seeking the same treasure she’s after. Soldier, Steward, Bastard Bink Gibson is ready to throw off his quiet life as steward to his old commander and head for India and the chance of prosperity. But before he can leave he’s summoned to the deathbed of the Earl of Shaldon, a meddling spymaster, a complete stranger, and his father. And the Earl has set a trap Bink will never be able to resist.