Captain Jake Talbert has come to San Francisco on a consuming quest, searching for the precious katanas, heirloom samurai swords he once wore as a warrior in his adopted homeland of Japan. Jake will go to any lengths to regain them--and the honor he lost along with them. He is prepared to fight if he must, but he does not foresee the battle he is about to face--or the spirited opponent determined to get in his way.
Meghan McLowry has come to the dangerous waterfront in search of the notorious Captain Talbert after hearing of his fondness for sword collecting and his ability to fight as no westerner can. She makes him a deal: If he can protect her father from the deadly vengeance of the Tong, she will gladly hand over five exquisite swords she has recently received as a birthday present from her father. Little does she know that Talbert is no crude sailor to be bent to her will, but a dangerously attractive warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants--whether it's honor, revenge, or a woman's heart.