Slick New York hitman Frank Mancini fails to heed his own advice and falls hard for Pagan Freemantle, the unconsciously sultry sister of his latest client, thus setting in motion a forbidden romance that threatens to ruin the lives of everyone around them.
Tony Freemantle is diseased, dying and desperate. His last wish is to seek vengeance on the half-brother he blames for his misfortunes. He’s never met him. He doesn’t even know what he looks like. All he knows is that he wants him dead.
When Pagan finds out that she has to pay for a hit on their half-brother, she attempts to make an alternative deal with Mancini. But can she trust him? And can she trust Richard Mason, the elusive millionaire half-brother who is just a seductive voice at the end of a telephone? When a road trip to California ends up in murder and shocking revelations, it’s clear that she can trust no-one but herself.
Murder, forbidden love and dirty secrets abound in the cold, glittering heart of Manhattan.