At thirty years old, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father's footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, Serena leaves the front lines behind, weary of years of danger. Back in New York, she begins work on a biography of her celebrated father. When Serena discovers that her former lover, Zachary North, is in trouble overseas, she's forced to leave the safety of her new life and head back to a place she was trying to escape...and her life will never again be the same. As she brings Zac back to health in Venice, she discovers a shocking secret in the archives of her late father's work-one that will propel her back to war-torn Libya, where she will risk everything to piece together the mystery surrounding her parents' marriage and the part of their life together that she never knew.