Don Francisco wants you home and in double-quick time too. We must leave tomorrow at dawn . . . Felix’s heart sinks at Pedro’s words. What can be wrong? Is his beloved grandfather ill? Dashing and loyal he speeds towards Villaverde – and a rescue mission. Donna Conchita’s children are kidnapped and Felix may be reunited with the feisty Juana if he agrees to help. Despite warnings of a conspiracy and his own suspicions of a trap Felix fearlessly plunges into a plot thick with intrigue and danger. His grandfather said it was a matter of life and death – but whose?