Rosalia Thornton, a sheltered girl of sixteen, is suddenly thrown into a world of secrets and suspense when a mysterious enemy threatens her father's life.
The year is 1898. The place is the American Midwest. William Thornton is a typical product of the American Dream, a man who has become rich by the untiring work of his own hands. His daughter, his only child, is all in all to him. Their life is idyllic until a mysterious enemy sets out to ruin him.
Rosalia Thornton's kind, Christian father is the center of her life. Her world is shattered when the mysterious Enemy ruins her father's business, empties his bank account, and threatens his life. As they commence a desperate fight for survival which spans an ocean and six countries, they try to discover who the Enemy might be.
The search causes Rosalia to question her family's past. Intrigues and family secrets beyond her wildest imagination await her discovery. What really happened to her mother's family? What in the secret past would lead a strange man to wait years to take his vengeance on the father she thought nearly perfect?
Follow Rosalia, her father, and their friends in a story filled with mystery, suspense, and surprises.