When Dominic St. Clair, a French privateer, captures an American ship, he has the American officers transferred to his ship, offering them the respect of one officer for another. He even asks if they need to bring anything from their ship with them. The American captain says no, but then Dominic discovers Abigail Fitzgerald, the captain's daughter, has been left behind on the ship he now is overseeing. Abigail barely knows her father, for she has lived ashore with her aunt her whole life. She looked forward to getting to know him on this voyage. She cannot believe that he would leave her behind with the enemy. But he did. So begins the battle between Abigail and Dominic, but they must become allies when they barely survive the ship being blown up by her father's men. They reach the shore of England, where both are considered enemies. There they find both unexpected allies and an unexpected love. Even so, betrayal stalks them as lies long told draw them into a web of treachery and bring Dominic a heritage he never imagined would be his, for he is the heir of a duke killed during the Terror. Not that he will be able to claim his legacy unless he can escape their enemies and save Abigail for a horrible fate. Their two hearts must be as powerful as thunder and dare to grasp love in the midst of hatred.
by Jo Ann Ferguson