Sparks fly under the Arabian sun . . . After a year out recovering from the violent death of her boyfriend, Dr Sarah Brackley has returned to the international oil industry to take part in a conference staged in the sweltering heat of the Middle East. But easing back into life as an acclaimed scientist proves more difficult than she thought, especially in a culture renowned for its suspicion of eminent women. Dubbed an 'honorary oil man' by Sheik Abdul Nizam, she nevertheless finds his son's attentions difficult to put off - which gives entirely the wrong impression to Dr Carlson Ward, the one colleague she's determined will see her for what she really is.