A foolhardy venture: Dolly Wycliffe wishes to sue an English peer for the wrongful death of her father.
An ambitious wager: Edmund Caruthers bets the old boys at his club he can win the case.
Together Dolly and Edmund uncover a murder-for-hire plot that will rock London society as they risk ridicule and ruin to expose a most foul deed.
Will Dolly accept his lordship’s offer of an annuity to settle her claim? If she does, her family won’t be turned out into the street. Will Edmund encourage her to take the offer so he can win a wager he cannot possibly cover if she doesn’t?
Can justice prevail, and at what price?