Norah Loring is a single thirty-two-year-old English woman playing it safe- she lives with her mother, teaches at a local university, and is engaged in a long-term relationship that is going nowhere. But when her mother suddenly dies, Norah's life quickly derails—she discovers her father, long thought to have been killed at the end of World War II, may still be alive.
Against a wintry background, her pursuit of the truth about her father propels her across three continents. At cross purposes with her quest is the lure of a fortune in Nazi gold and the two men, one American and one Russian, who will stop at nothing—not even murder— to possess it.
But perhaps the most dangerous aspect of Norah's journey is when she is thrown off her feet by a man who unwittingly becomes involved with her, entering her life just when she least expects- or welcomes- the attention.