"Lady Dunbridge is not about to let a little thing like the death of her husband keep her from traveling to America to take Gilded Age Manhattan by storm. Of course she didn't expect to discover her host dead in the arms of his Florodora-girl mistress immediately upon her arrival. Or his wife, her childhood friend, accused of his murder. And she certainly couldn't have expected the infuriatingly honest, stunningly handsome police detective of a notoriously corrupt department in charge of the investigation. Or the mysterious visitor who remains so temptingly elusive. From the decadence of high-society balls, to the underbelly of Belmont horse racing, murder and scandals abound. Someone simply must do something. And Lady Dunbridge is happy to oblige." -- From dust jacket.