The glittering fortunes of the Massot family, vastly wealthy owners of one of the last great aristocratic jewellery firms in Paris, were plunged into confusion seven years ago by the disappearance of Pierre Massot, its charismatic head. Now, his beautiful young wife Sophie has decided that the family and the firm must move on to survive. But some people have other ideas...A trail of scandal is waiting to be uncovered, one that could rip the Massots' carefully constructed world to shreds. What really happened to Pierre and what is the family secret he tried so hard to conceal? The answers lie in the past, criss-crossing through a maze of long-concealed deception and naked ambition. Sweeping from the elegant salons of Paris to the bleak mines of Communist-era Russia and the glittering showbiz lifestyle of modern LA, this is a sizzling story of ambition, passion and betrayal.