Captive of a forbidden passion for the one man she must never love, Caroline Andrieux escapes into the powerful arms of a mysterious and magnificent lover. He offers her the sweet forgetfulness of sensual abandon, and the shocking reality of mortal danger, among the glittering Palazzi and decadent grandeur of Venice. But a Nightsong daughter cannot hope to find peace from the legacy of the tormented desire that rules her life: the desire that leads April into a deadly dream world in China...the desire that drove her mother, Lydia Nightsong, to raise a cosmetics empire with the man who possessed and betrayed her. Now, on the eve of April's triumph, the past takes the hideous shape of a vengeance too long denied. The stunning conclusion to the Nightsong Saga!