Lanna Marshall, a woman of quiet beauty and tender passions, was not prepared to be bound up in the greed and treachery of someone else's family.
She would be forced to choose between two warring sons - and two kinds of life.
It was Chad, "the white son," whose charm first won her trust, but some inexorable sensual force drew her to the copper-skinned one - the man called Hawk.
Hawk, the half-breed son of a Navajo woman and the land speculator who bought Arizona - acre by rich acre . . . Hawk - a man as implacable as the rocky ridges of his homeland, but in whose eyes burned the Navajo's gentle mysteries . . . Hawk - who found no solace on his lonely path between two worlds.
But in Lanna he found his hope for solace - and a hunger as deep as his own. And through her passion he would seek his passage - to a union with the sacred old ways, and a life lived in the light.