Patricia Moreland has always longed to go China, to experience at first hand the exotic, mysterious Orient. When her old friend Sheila Mason suggests that she accompany her on a trip to Shang Tao, Pat is delighted. Little does she suspect what China has in store for her.
Within days of her arrival Pat spots Gavin Stewart, one of the many men who had wanted to marry her - and whom she had treated so heartlessly - back in England. To Pat's dismay Gavin refuses to acknowledge her. Yet this rebuff is as nothing compared to the dangerous lasciviousness of Chai Yin, a man who will stip at nothing to gain possession of the beautiful English girl.