When her grandfather dies, ROWENA PENTRAEGON is determined to save Gulls Walk, the family’s Elizabethan manor house, which is slowly falling into decay. In desperation, she decides to take her lawyer’s advice and rent the east wing. She imagines her future tenant will be elderly, someone who won’t mind the isolation of the lonely, rugged coastline. But the reality is utterly different. Just why has this tall, virile, obviously wealthy Spaniard come to her part of Cornwall? What does he want? And what is the secret of Gulls Walk that has remained hidden for four hundred years?