Selling other people’s secrets is a dangerous game.
Deb Willet is desperate to escape her domineering aunt and takes a position as companion to Elisabeth, wife of the diarist and man of note, Samuel Pepys. Deb believes it will give her the respectability and freedom she craves.
But the Pepys household is far from quiet and sedate, and 17th century London is in turmoil. Although Charles II has been restored to the throne, there is the prospect of war with the Dutch – the world’s great power of the era.
Pepys’ influence in Restoration London means that the Dutch are keen to get their hands on his Navy secrets – even if that means resorting to murder, espionage and blackmail to get them.
Deb is soon caught up in the middle of a dangerous game – while at the same time trying to counter Mr Pepys’s lust for her…