|| Two years after losing her husband, librarian Panna Kennedy battles budget cuts to distract herself from her grief. When she opens a long-locked door in the library, Panna finds herself transported to the magnificent, book-filled quarters of the handsome eighteenth-century English war hero whose larger-than-life statue looms over her desk. However, Captain Bridgewater is not at all as she imagined. Under house arrest for betraying England, the dashing Bridgewater warms to his beautiful and unexpected visitor despite his belief she's been sent to gather information. He pulls her into his escape, and they share soul-baring secrets as well as a passionate kiss. But when he gives her a message that must be delivered to his allies and she is swept into the shocking intrigue that takes them from Hadrian's Wall to a forbidding castle in Scotland, Panna must decide if her loyalties lie with the memory of her dead husband or the man whose life--and reputation--depend on her.