The beautiful and vivacious daughter of a wealthy landowner, Gemma Adamson has no shortage of suitors. Their appeal, however, is limited, and sister Amanda despairs until a chance meeting between Gemma and David Gray, an attractive if ‘unsuitable’ bachelor. Because his background does not conform with their ideals, the Adamsons warn Gemma against him, but she refuses to listen, until unpleasant truths from David’s past life challenge even her loyalty. And they are only the beginning. A sequence of bewildering and frightening events follow, leading Gemma into the ugly world of drugs. Caught in a nightmare of fear and heartache, she soon discovers that hers is a dangerous love.