One night while she is sewing, Mary Devereaux, Sir Walter Raleigh's seamstress, witnesses the murder of her father and overhears a plot to kill the queen, putting her in great danger.
Mary Devereux, seamstress to Walter Raleigh, and later to Elizabeth I, works in the shadows at court, embroidering a precious cloak for her master's visit to the Queen. Each stitch carries Mary's dreams and longings, while silently she observes gossip, dark secrets, and one fateful night, murder! A deadly traitor has infiltrated the court, and Mary's knowledge places her in the gravest of danger. An original and chilling twist on a memorable period of Elizabethan history.