A man of cool demeanor and stubborn solitude, Lord Winter was a restless wanderer who kept the passions of his heart well hidden. But now, traveling alone, he has discovered beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy a remarkable young woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary English adventuress known as the Queen of the Desert.
Zenia wants nothing of the dangerous adventuring that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert. But in one night of terror, condemned to death, their lives are irrevocably bound by desperate desire. Zenia escapes to an English world of elegance and comfort, forsaking the lonely, fearless man who has changed her life and conquered her heart...until he returns to invade her sanctuary, and demand that she pay the price of passion.