Prologue - Free Again
"Well, my dear. You are free again at last. Back right where you belong."
"Indeed, father. It is so refreshing to be out of that hellish pit of despair."
He raised his eyebrows and smiled at her.
"And, what with all the free time I've had, I have finally come up with a suitable way to dispose of Altava."
"Oh?" Andrea's father raised his eyebrows.
"What is the word on her?" she asked.
"She has probably had the baby by now. She was admitted to hospital this morning."
Andrea smiled widely. "The perfect chance to strike. I will take from her everything she has taken from me."
Andrea's father's eyes widened. "You can't possibly mean—"
"Indeed, father. You will do as I ask. I want that baby."