Alice Loudon has everything; great friends, a loving boyfriend, a successful career. Then one day she meets a stranger crossing the street and - impulsively, daringly - she abandons her old, safe life for a passionate affair. She is plunged into a realm of eroticism and extreme experience which is both exciting and alarming. Adam Tallis teaches her things about herself she never knew, but as she comes to learn more about her new lover, she uncovers a past filled with troubling secrets. Suddenly love and sexual obsession threaten everything: her safety, her sanity, and, finally, her life.