Portugal, 1811—England and France are at war and Daniel Steinberg, secret agent for the Crown, is right in the thick of it. Caught one night in a violent act by handsome young Lieutenant Harry Ashbury, his assignment is compromised. But Harry isn’t there to expose Daniel. Other desires drove him to follow the infamous Mr. Steinberg.
Desires Daniel shares. The two begin a torrid affair that night in the woods. Daniel knows it’s folly to take a lover while at war. Caring for Harry is madness. But, despite his innocence, his young lover pleasures him more than any other lover the promiscuous Daniel has ever had. Lies, secrets and old lovers come between them. In one explosive battle, all is unfair in love and war when betrayal strikes at the heart.