When Rowena Carrington, one of America’s foremost paperweight experts, breaks a paperweight, she realizes that diamonds have been embedded in the glass. She suspects that her client, Eduardo Bellardi, and Hugo Drake, her boss and the owner of Drake Galleries, are the masterminds of a plot to smuggle diamonds out of the U.S. She visits the FBI, but Special Agent Michael Hauser dismisses her story, especially since she has no proof. It isn’t until a member of Rowena’s family is murdered that Michael believes her. Working together, they discover that the diamonds were removed from jewelry looted from Italian museums during World War II. Friendship explodes into passion as the trail of clues leads them to Italy and a conspiracy that will rip the European Union apart. Fueled by his ruthless ambition, Bellardi is only days from grabbing power — and he’ll kill anyone who stands in his way.