For Malibu and Kathy life changes overnight throwing them together into challenges just to live. Still faced with their denied passion for each other they find themselves forced together in an arrangement that is neither friends nor lovers but a combination of both. After living together for a year, first platonically and finally giving in to their consuming desire Kathy is at last free to become everything she and Malibu had dreamed of but now confused as to her feelings they begin to live apart. Twice Malibu asks her to marry him and she hesitates. The third time whether yes or no will be the last. Malibu in the meantime moves into a seedy hotel, works his drug business into the most lucrative in the Los Angeles area through a new partnership with a notorious mob lawyer and acquires a gorgeous harem that will stay with him for years. Then, he finds himself with his hand raised swearing to defend the Constitution. Ready to go to Vietnam, the assignment he is given instead leads him into the underworld.