Handsome, rich and highly intelligent, Peter Gerard seems destined for a brilliant career in the US diplomatic service…
Joining him on his first foreign assignment will be his fiancée, the beautiful Cynthia Barbee.
But in one day, Peter’s plans are suddenly shattered.
First, by the news that a plot against the government has been uncovered in his home town, Simonton, Connecticut.
Then, by Cynthia’s cruel refusal to join Peter in Simonton for the winter, where the State Department and FBI now plan to send him on a top secret mission.
Angered and deeply hurt, Peter rejects Cynthia and announces that he’d marry the first girl he met rather than crawl back to her…
Ever since a motor accident left her older brother, Noah, both a widower and an invalid, the lovely but lonely Nancy Jones has devoted her life to him.
Seeing him tormented by her sacrifice, she convinces Noah that she does indeed have a life of her own by claiming to be engaged.
So when she chances upon Peter Gerard and hears his announcement, Nancy soon finds herself asking if he’d marry her.
This daring question will have astonishing consequences for all involved.
For, much to Nancy’s surprise, Peter agrees.
What follows is a story of romance and intrigue, as the two newlyweds return to Simonton with a cover for their hasty marriage.
But in this peaceful little town – where everyone is both a friend and a suspect – will Peter be able to confide in Nancy and reveal the details of his secret mission?
With blackmail, night-time prowlers and bloodshed eclipsing their ‘honeymoon’, Peter and Nancy’s impulsive agreement proves to be much more dangerous and reckless than they imagined…
A Key To Many Doors is a thrill-packed tale of mystery, romance and rebellion with an explosive and satisfying climax.