All hearts strive for love, but just as some waken to fools gold, others watch their trust raped within a sanctity gone awry. Just turned thirty-eight, Elaine embarks on a two-year assignment at just the right time in her life; and she arrives in Istanbul, Turkey, with an agenda: to focus on work, to secure her career,and to lay the foundation of renewal. What, she asks, could possibly go wrong?E Troubled Destiny begins just three months into Elaines tour, and it seems Rachel, her sixteen-year-old daughter, has a different agenda. This becomes but one challenge for Elaine, however, when the torso of an American she recently met with floats to the surface of the Bosporus,leaving her with an uncertain danger and no clue as to why. So far, she can cope; but when Ryan, a young airman stationed in Istanbul, unveils his love for her, Elaine is plunged into a cauldron of desire and doubt that has her at wits end. So far, she can manage; but when Paddy, a man she knew briefly before leaving for Turkey, arrives on the coast of the Black Sea, coping and managing are no longer an option.Elaine now enters into a tortuous period where she must face her own worst fears and decide who, if anyone, can share the love she holds.