Who is the sensationally beautiful Marissa Montclare? How did she amass a million-dollar fortune by the time she was twenty? And why was she murdered at a glittering New Year's Eve party given by her lover, Sir Edward Wenlake, at his opulent Park Avenue apartment?Rebecca Kendall, famous photo-journalist, was at the fatal party . . . and she captured more on film than photographs of Marissa. She took a picture of the killer as well. From then on, her life is in danger. Jenny Wenlake is shocked to find that her father had a girlfriend younger than herself. So she and Rebecca set out to uncover the truth about Marissa's past. Helped by Stirling Hertfelder, Rebecca's agent and lover, they expose shattering secrets . . . and another murder is committed before Rebecca is brought face to face with the ultimate horror in a story that includes greed, vice, corruption . . . and a deep love that will not be denied.