Jessica Thornton is ready for a fresh start for herself and her irrepressible son, Splinter. An unexpected, unusual inheritance—a remote island mansion—seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. But when she arrives, she stumbles into a dangerous web of deception, greed, and murder. Even worse, she runs into the one person she never wanted to lay eyes on again: her long-lost husband, the man who coldly deserted her before their son was born. And the request he makes of her threatens to shake the very foundation of her life. . . . Formerly published as The Treasure of Zanzibar.