Jason Sterling never meant to put his life, or anyone else's in danger when he accepts an unusual job offer. The job has great perks and the Genier law firm's longstanding reputation, going back 170 years, assures him all is well. The alluring and mysterious Augere becomes his obsession. Jason knows little about him and he has a strong desire, a compulsion, to be in his presence and learn all he can. Augere's sumptuous home on Beacon Hill in Boston is far from the bayous of New Orleans and the now decaying structure in Savannah that holds the secrets— places where Augere's existence was forever changed. Events on a dream trip to Europe begin to suggest a reality that is very different from the one Jason knows. When a terrifying incident causes Jason to believe he has stumbled on a secret he was never meant to know he thinks he has become the victim of a bitter betrayal. But all is not as it seems.