Known best by his nickname, Adam, Brigadier General Angus Donald McGregor (A.D.M.) is the Air Force and Defense Attache' serving at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. As a handsome, career bachelor with an eye for beauty, Adam enjoys the finer things in life. Sonya Olsen, a young, beautiful housewife from Minnesota, is uprooted by her husband from the safety and security of her Midwestern life. Sonya and her two small boys are transplanted to Cairo innocent of the dangers that plague the Middle East. Thrown together by unusual circumstances, Adam and Sonya begin a love affair faced with ostensibly grave odds that only their stalwart resolve to each other can overcome. Their torrid amour is abruptly halted by a family catastrophe resulting from a terrorist attack and a tragic accident that leaves Sonya clinging to her life.