They call her China Lili -- a dazzling star of the San Francisco stage whose exotic face hides a bitter past. But when a famous actress is found dead, it is exquisite Lili, flower of the Orient, who is suspected of murder
Gray Harper has built a vast shipping empire in the waters off the California coast. Feared by many, known by few, he conceals his secret scars behind a black silk mask living dangerously in the night shadows of San Francisco.
From the magnificent mansions of Nob Hill to the Barbary Coast and the opium dens of Chinatown, Lili and Gray are reluctant partners in a deadly game wary lovers bound by an irresistible passion that could destroy them or set them gloriously free.