As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as
Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant
but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the
jealous, manipulative Catherine de Medici, and Mary's own scheming half-brother,
James - Jenny has always been fiercely loyal to her mistress. But when she
overhears a mysterious whispered plot, closely followed by several unexplained
deaths at court, she puts her own life in danger and turns spy for Mary.
Jenny quickly realises not a soul at court can be trusted, and when she and
Mary return to their Scottish homeland for Mary to claim her throne, they face
even greater peril. Desperate to protect her friend from those who would slit
her throat to steal her crown, while battling her feelings for the charismatic
nobleman Duncan Alexander, Jenny becomes embroiled in a dangerous web of
secrets, betrayals and lies.