An exotic story filled with great romance and mystery about a beautiful young countess whose disappearance from history 75 years ago brings several unlikely people miraculously together and blesses each with immeasurable gifts. Faded photographs of a glamorous couple in postwar Europe. Old letters hinting of tragic loss. And a breathtaking array of magnificent jewelry…These are the contents of a safe deposit box long abandoned in a New York City bank. If no heir can be identified, the jewelry will be auctioned. But who was the woman who left such a fortune and no will? Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk at the Surrogate’s Court and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert for Christie’s auction house. They are simply doing their jobs when they inspect the contents of the box. But for both, the search turns personal—and their efforts to reconstruct an enigmatic life will lead to a series of stunning revelations.