Claire Sagan had originally come to the wild lushness of Panama to join her husband. Now she is there and her husband is dead, his name disgraced. In a search to clear his good name, Claire finds herself among the wealthy yet wildly eccentric Jarnacs. Panama is a land of strange fauna and flora, of voodoo and plantations, a nexus of energy where two oceans and two continents collide. It is where the two Jarnac brothers, hot-blooded Andre and scheming Philippe, converge over the love of Claire.
In this tropical, mystical Eden, nothing is simple—certainly not love, certainly not the bloody murders of several servants. The only one with answers might be the beautiful and mad Angelique. But how will Claire get the truth from this fair-haired jungle witch when it might be Angelique herself behind all the rhythmic midnight meetings and devilish debauchery? Claire need only follow the drums to find the truth in a jungle throbbing and pulsating with treachery and deceit.