Down-to-earth Australian scientist Dr Clea Reynolds is more comfortable in a lab coat than a glamorous frock. But all that changes when she meets Prince Bahir, the fabulously wealthy son of a powerful Dubai racing dynasty. As she discovers the international world of horse racing, Clea is drawn into a new and exotic life of gala balls, French champagne and designer outfits - and finds herself falling hard for the handsome prince. But something sinister lurks beneath this glittering surface. When a rare virus attacks Bahir's champion racehorses, the prince's life is also under threat. Clea must discover the source of the mysterious outbreak in time to protect Bahir and his family - but even if she does, she may not be able to protect her own heart.