From the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean to Philadelphia's halls of power, this suspenseful sequel to Betrayal of the Trust follows gutsy Laura Caldwell, a financial genius and brilliant beauty who is ready to put a dangerous chapter in her life behind her-but whose enemies clearly are not... When Laura set out to bring down Philadelphia's most prominent-and most corrupt-families, she wasn't sure she'd survive. But now she's ready to enjoy the fruits of her victory-millions in the bank, a sumptuous villa in the Cayman Islands, and a steamy new romance with detective James Carter, who is ready to make her his wife. However, fate deals a harsh blow as natural disaster devastates her new-found paradise and James goes AWOL. The loss of her home, her man, and something even more precious has Laura reeling. It seems her adversaries have started taking their revenge-and they'll do worse if given half the chance... When her cousin's car explodes in a Center City parking lot and her uncle is implicated as the prime suspect in a high-profile murder, Laura knows her past is coming back with a vengeance. These multiple threats are meant to be a hateful message from the City of Brotherly Love: the families want their money and their power returned-and they want to destroy Laura in the process. Now Laura, James, and their allies will have to outsmart-and expose-the murderous extortionists behind the scenes. But can they do it without anyone paying the ultimate price? When sinister casino mob bosses enter the equation, the prospects seem doubtful. It's the biggest battle of Laura's life-because it's the first time she has so much to lose.