(From the publisher):
There was nothing like having a dead husband return from the grave to ruin a fine spring morning...
In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society's prying eyes would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemist's descendant--her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones--had the eye of a sorcerer...
After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move one, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jone's death in the paper. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name "Mrs. Jones" and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to "see" beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized.
But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is aobut to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetia's special "double vision" has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is tracking--someone who will go to any lenghts, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the "wife" of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key.
Now, as she introduces Gabriel about the town as her miraculously back-from-the-dead "husband" Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through society's illusions--or this time, Gabriel Jones may not be rising from th dead, and neither may Mrs. Jones.
Original title: Second Sight
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense