Few American women are as ready for adventure as Darla Penrod, in the booming year of 1973. In her late twenties, Darla is an original: rich, complicated, spoiled; but a free spirit, personally courageous and a sexually alluring beautiful woman. Darla knows she is a talented writer, but no one takes her seriously as they can't get past her beauty and millions. She decides to prove her intelligence by sneaking down to Chile to cover a hot political story about the Neo-Nazis protected by the Pinochet government. Her life veers in a new direction when she meets handsome Garth Catano, and involves herself in diabolical challenges. Never had the dark forces of political oppression been unmasked so nakedly as Darla, through her father's newspaper, is determined to expose their dirty secret to the world. Betrayed by the man she loves, she seeks to forget quickly in the arms of zany French conductor, Etienne Jordan. But he also deceives her with his secret. Jet setting from New York to Chile to Italy, Moonlight Melody, is a fast-paced, steaming romance filled with geo-political intrigue.