Horribly burned during the first Gulf War, Leila al Sinan lives behind the veil, longing for a taste of the pleasure the loss of her beauty and her husband have long denied.
Imprisoned in an Iraqi jail, Jamil al Hassan has been whipped, beaten and used for eleven years. He'll do anything to escape his sadistic jailer Dubaq, Leila's brother-by-marriage. Anything, even give in to Leila's seduction.
Reader Advisory: May not be for the weak of heart due to mention of off-scene torture practices.