To her colleagues in Chicago, Sarit Kleinmann is an enigma -a talented plastic surgeon, and an unconventional beauty, with a life so shrouded in secrecy that no one really knows her. The real Sarit lies in her claustrophobic childhood, her artistic background and her lost relationship with her father.
When she is drawn to the work of a reclusive Egyptian sculptor, and then to the sculptor himself, intrigue turns to passion. A passion that threatens Sarit's safe haven and brings the sculptor's own torment into sharper focus. And in the Chicago underworld, events over which they have no control bring both Sarit and her lover dangerously close to the past.