Dashing adventurer Rex Daviott, who has been playing Kipling's Great Game in India for a bit too many years, is brought home to London and ordered to retire; Her Majesty wants him to be Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Province instead of a spy. But, alas, though Rex is of impeccable lineage he hasn't a farthing, and the stipend for the job is small. The solution: a good marriage. And his mentor, Sir Terence of the India Office, has just the girl--his exotic niece Quenella. She is rich, devastatingly beautiful (mixed blood, you know), and has to leave Londontown fast to avoid the fiendish embraces of The Hun. The Hun? Yes, Prince Ferdinand of Schertzenberg, a visiting bigshot, has a passion for her so violent that it has already led to near-rape and will be bound to cause a diplomatic disaster and lose Sir Terence his job unless Quenella drops out of sight. So off to India go the newlyweds, despite the fact that Quenella hates and fears all men. Will this feeling last, or will Krishna, the God of Love, bring her happiness in the tropics? You bet he will, with plenty of Cartlandian asterisks signifying spirituality and heavy breathing.