Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s privileged elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiance, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cass has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape. When she stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin, and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cass find the murderer before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiance, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?