When Emily Wilkes, a cargo agent with Transcontinental Airlines, meets Bill Bailey, a wealthy businessman twenty-six years her senior, they embark on a love affair. They are together for three years when she meets Jack Clemmons in Monaco. Jack is a younger version of Bill, and could be everything Emily ever wanted. However, although her loyalty is momentarily tested, she commits herself to Bill, who knows - and can overlook - the indiscretions of her past. Jack, who is deeply attracted to Emily, reluctantly accepts her decision.
But when Emily’s roommate and co-worker Jude Cameron steals a large quantity of diamonds from the Transcontinental warehouse vault, the police accuse Emily of being Jude’s accomplice. And while the evidence against Emily is circumstantial, omissions from her past stack up to harm her.
Both Bill and Jack have the means to clear Emily’s name . . . until Bill dies from a massive heart attack. Do Jack’s feelings run deep enough to help her, or has Emily’s rejection hurt him too badly?