As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when
it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for
herself — a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or
chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling
Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure
position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

However, it is her
talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander
Banebridge, or “Bane,” a man who equally attracts and aggravates her.
When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of
European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in
over her head.

Just as Bane’s charm begins to win her over, Lydia
learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most
dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his
past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia’s part, but when the
criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.