Athena Duncan is living a life as a cosseted academic with her parents in Oxford when tragedy strikes in mysterious circumstances. In an effort to assuage her grief she travels to Paris where she meets the enigmatic playboy Patrice Moreau who is determined to show her what she has been missing in life. Meanwhile hovering in the background is the equally distracting Dr. Jack Latimer, professor of archeology from Harvard.
Both men seek to win her, but do they have an ulterior motive? A mystery involving her father's integrity and a missing Egyptian artifact causes Athena to question everything she once believed as true.