Nick Balfours is enlisted in the famous Ninth Cavalry, when Confederate widow Enid Jamison, blonde and lovely, arrives at Fort Clark to throw his life into turmoil.
The sergeant can't understand his obsession with this white woman, so cool, so composed, so forbidden. Her manner is not sexually provocative. She doesn't seem to know how appealing she is or realize the effect she has on him. When they meet, Enid simply looks at him, quietly acknowledging his manhood. When they touch, the heat brands them both. Nick steels himself to endure. Only four more months and he will be out of the Union Army and free of this southern woman who isn't right for him, but haunts his most erotic dreams.