Lord Chessingham Harvey-Highmind, the product of a long line of murdering English nobles, wants a son and heir to protect the very substantial family fortune and continue the family traditions. All he has managed so far is a shifty, illegitimate son and an ugly duckling of a daughter. However, events unfold that catapult the family in an entirely unexpected direction.
Gerald Rawlings is a respected art teacher in a good school then life deals him a joker. He is hurled into the maelstrom of unimaginable acts by the breathy utterance of his young lover. Blackmailers appear and suddenly his life is out of control forcing him to resort to desperate measures to survive. Despite the catalogue of disasters enveloping him true love finds Gerald – but can it save him?