He's a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She's a beautiful woman who's as fiery as the North African sun - and as mysterious as the far side of the moon. And she's all his - bought and paid for in the village square. Put them together - Cary Grant and Hedy Lamarr - and you're sure to get fireworks.
The only reason the Lieutenant bought her was to free her from the slave trade. But now that he's got her, he’s got trouble. Two violent native tribes are determined to get their hands on the woman - even if it means unleashing an all-out war.
The warriors lay siege to the outpost - 3000 of them versus 60 Legionnaires within. Can the Lieutenant hold the fort against the onslaught? And how long can he fend off the powerful feelings he has for the woman in his care? And, finally, does he have any idea of the secret in her past that could change everything?
On the subject of North Africa, Hubbard said that writers too often "forget a great deal of the languorous quality which made the Arabian Nights so pleasing. Jewels, beautiful women, towering cities filled with mysterious shadows, sultans equally handy with robes of honor and the beheading sword." Hubbard brings this unique insight to his stories of North Africa and the Legionnaires, investing them with an authenticity of time, place and character that will keep you asking for more.