Stop this marriage!' As the Comte turned to see who had spoken, Daniela knew with a leap in her heart that the Marquis was there. Although Esme Blanc was a Parisian Courtesan, Daniela could not believe her Stepmother would sink so low as to arrange for her to be married to the Comte, a blackmailer and a procurer. Fortunately, Daniela encountered the Marquis of Crowle and he felt constrained to help an Englishwoman in distress. However, their journey down the Rhine in his yacht was to be anything but plain-sailing -- not with an evil woman lusting for revenge.