Regina Lambert meets the charming Joshua Peters while vacationing in Martinique, as she contemplates ending her whirlwind marriage to the enigmatic Charlie. But upon her return to Paris, she finds that both her apartment and her bank account have been emptied and that her husband has been murdered. A trio of his old cohorts has begun shadowing her in hopes of answering their own questions about Charlie, and recovering a bundle of missing cash. Joshua is in Paris too, now, and ready to offer any help he can. However, the more Reggie learns, the more she must find out to fill in the missing pieces of this puzzle, and to protect herself from ever-increasing danger. Joshua lays a growing claim on her affection, even as disturbing information about him surfaces and undermines her trust.