Travel journalist, India Lake, must safeguard not only an occult bronze table, but save herself from the flames of love's deadliest fire.
When India inherits a house in the south of France and leaves London for the summer, her freedom-loving lifestyle and passionate affair with architect, Theo Bright, look set to suffer. But Theo's dark past catches up with him in London and his only escape is to join India.
The discovery of a sixteenth century travelling trunk and its contents leads India on an extraordinary quest to discover an ancient bronze table. Following up messages left by the blind professor who bequeathed her the house, India meets the enigmatic French archaeologist, Lucien Beroul, also seeking the table. Dangerously seductive, who is he? Can he be trusted? India's hunger for a mystical scoop, forces her to join him on the mission and their provocative relationship begins.
Caught up in a web of passion, possession, adventure and lies, India discovers not only the secret of the bronze table, but the truth about Theo, Beroul, love and most of all herself.