Laura della Scala knows nothing beyond the convent walls which have trapped and bound her since she was twelve years old. A single night will change her life. She will soon learn the difference between an arranged marriage and true, reckless love.Venice is a dangerous city. Intrigue, romance and power lie at its heart and secrets run through the blood of its rulers.They call Laura 'La Muta'. The Silent One. She is about to break her silence . . .but at what cost?