Newlywed actress Laura Foster loves Felix Page deeply and devotedly--but she quickly realizes that the mild-mannered architect has a raging demon inside. His untamable, unstable temper isn't the only barrier to their happy marriage. There's also Felix’s mother, who makes no secret of her hatred for Laura, and many other enemies, seen and unseen, who are fighting to stop Felix's effort to preserve the unsullied beauty of his Florida coastline. When one of Felix's chief rivals is murdered, with just him and Laura present at the scene, Felix is accused of the crime. Only Laura believes in her husband's innocence, but to secure his freedom, she has to prove who committed the crime--and why. A thrilling gothic suspense novel in the grand tradition!