Viscount Blakeney has experienced prejudice from both sides of his heritage, but a promise to his dying English grandfather has forced him to divide his time between Britain and his beautiful Sahara, where he is Sheikh Altair Mazir. When he witnesses the British Museum rejecting Alexandra Talbot’s request for help finding the lost city of Per Ramesses, he’s compelled to come to her aid, but first he dons his desert robes to hide his identity.
Alexandra has endured a lifetime of men dismissing her intelligence because she’s a woman. But unlike other men, the mysterious Altair doesn’t question her abilities or whether she’ll find the Per Ramesses. The only thing he questions is why she won’t give in to the temptation of untold pleasure.
Desire flares under the desert stars, but murder and betrayal make for a deadly quest, and trust is the only thing that will keep them alive.