Michael Strange, international art dealer, has everything: wealth, power, and prestige. But his privileged world is brought to the brink of collapse when a series of unforeseen circumstances leave him face to face with financial ruin. Then, out of nowhere, comes a phone call from a mysterious woman who offers him a way out. He's hooked. But who is this woman, and what exactly is she selling? The temptation for Michael to become involved in her murky dealings becomes irresistible after meeting her. Enraptured, he soon realizes he has made a pact with the devil, who is determined to make a financial killing, whatever the cost to human life. In order to survive, he has to play her at her own game—and play it better! Against a backdrop of London, Ireland, and Venice, Michael races against time to claim the riches on offer. But first, he has to confront her complicated and murderous past. He has to find answers, and fast, if he wants to avoid the fate of those who have dared cross Lauren O'Neill before. If the love of money is the root of all evil, what lies at the root of an evil love?