Disguised as a Japanese native, Miri approached the ruggedly handsome English sea captain, the infamous Tony Benedict. Passage on his ship was her only hope of rescuing her young sister from a forced marriage to her father's murderer. Terrified of discovery, Miri begged the blond adventurer to come with her to a secret place to discuss her plan... Mesmerized, he followed her. But there, in the silvery darkness of a temple hidden in the island paradise, the Lotus Moon cast its bewitching spell. All thoughts of escape were lost in a night of wild abandon...a moment of magic and madness that would ensnare them in the web of a sultan's treachery...and forever enslave them in the exquisite bondage of obsessive love.