An intense exploration of exoticism and the boundaries of erotic desire. Willing captive Marietta is settling into an opulent life of privileged captivity as favoured concubine in the handsome Kasim's harem. But when she is kidnapped by Kasim's enemy, Hamed, her new-found way of life is thrown into chaos. Reunited with her beautiful slave lover, Gabriel, she suffers the torments of a tainted desire. Kasim, too, has to face the toughest challenge of his life, For the only way he can win back Marietta from the clutches of Hamed and the arms of Gabriel is to agree to spend time as Hamed's plaything. Will his honour - and, indeed, his flesh, stand the test?