M. M. Kaye's impassioned new novel sweeps us off to another time, another place. In a time of violence we enter Zanzibar, a dangerous land drenched in languid, sensuous beauty. Into this lawless paradise comes Heroine Athena Hollis, a young, proud, Boston bluestocking, whose noble mission is to reform the savage. But she is vulnerable to passion--and the insistent courtship of slave trader Captain Rory Frost sets her afire. Now she faces the heartbreaking choice between duty and love.