Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker. Then he disappeared without a word . . .The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again-In a dark alleyway-In a drenching rain-In a chase with the police-In Scotland. Can she fall again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he's become?