Zev is a desert nomad from fundamentalist Tisreen. Lilliane is a full-guild trained healer of Rimland. More than culture, religion, and politics separate them: according to her guild council, Zev is a criminal.
Duty and honor collide when Lilliane saves Zev's life. He owes her a life-debt that binds him beyond any other vow. She has forged an inadvertent link to him during the healing that forces them to escape Rimland together.
Fleeing their own arrest warrants, they discover an illegal trade selling women into slavery that operates with the tacit approval of both their countries. Their quest to unravel the truth and expose the trade threatens their their lives, the stability of two governments, and the core of their own beliefs about one another.
So, would you pick this book up in a bookstore or set it back on the shelf? And why?