Valentine Denning is a courageous photojournalist on the frontlines in Kosovo. Her colleagues, Tony Hampton and Jake Newberg, are her comrades-in-arms - men whom she loves and trusts. One is her best friend, the other her lover. In a nightmarish ambush A three are shot, Tony fatally, and for Val an even worse nightmare begins.
For there are memories and lies - lies which force Val to find herself again by leaving her past life of heartbreaking war-danger for what seems like the gentler world of celebrity shoots. But this too brings danger: a famous artist whose reputation as a playboy does net steel against a powerful attraction. Valentine's sense of searching for something leads her to retrace paths which she thought she had left behind.