London, Jilted when her fiance married her own cousin, Francesca Fairchild flees to Egypt as governess to the Bey Mamalouk's children.
Egypt, Raw, unbridled passions wreak havoc on Francesca's life as, alone, she faces barbaric men who would kill to possess this quiet English beauty. And amidst the bloody savagery she loves--and loses--Pierre du Bellenfant, the bold adventurer...the one man who can tame the seething sedires in her.
Ireland, Here Francesca realizes that not even the loveof another man can erase the memory of Pierre from her tormented mind and body...Pierre, with whom she has committed the ultimate sin.
London, Torn between pride and passion, Francesca suffers a near fatal illness, which purges the guilt that forbids her total surrender to the only man she will ever love...