Kristen Jameson, a beautiful public relations executive from New York, is on the last leg of a business trip that has taken her throughout Arabia when her commuter plane crashes in the remote Moldharian desert. Fortunately, the accident is witnessed by Sheikh Asad al Sayyid, and he mounts his steed and races toward the crippled plane to pull her from the wreckage. He carries her to his private tent where, under his watchful eyes, she can recuperate from her injuries.
Asad is a wealthy and privileged man, but his life is not without complication. As the crown prince of Moldhar, he is required by law to take a wife before he can ascend the throne, and it is assumed that he will marry Princess Sara of Zol. But Asad cannot bear the thought of being trapped in an arranged, loveless marriage with the pompous royal, and eventually his thoughts turn to the American beauty who now occupies the bedroom inside his tent.
Princess Sara becomes enraged when she learns that the sheikh has passed her over for another woman. Bitter and humiliated, she enlists the aid of her nefarious lover to exact revenge on the unsuspecting Kristen.