Blair Parker is one of New York’s most renowned defense attorneys. When she is called to defend the woman suspected of brutally murdering one of New York’s elite members of society, Victor Channing, she meets Cassandra Greene. The British twenty-six year old pianist storms into her life and Blair is forced to face her most hidden desires. Even as she realizes Casey has secrets and scars, she can’t get her out of her mind, or her heart.
A passionate love affair will bring them close but when another murder is committed, grossly similar to the first, Blair can no longer ignore the incriminating facts. As the events unfold, Casey’s guilt becomes more apparent and Blair searches for the truth. When she believes she has finally discovered it, Blair and Casey are then faced by the real killer. During the confrontation he will confess his crimes and try to absolve himself by setting fire to Casey’s studio. In his demented state, he demands Casey also face the fire and as Blair is removed from the inferno, she watches the building burn and with it the only woman she has ever loved. Later, she discovers that Casey lives and they have another chance at love and life.