Rome, 68 B. C.
Valeria's life is in the hands of Piso the Greek—the very man who had risen from a common sailor to wealthy ship owner following their doomed romance. He is the only man brave enough to sail the dangerous seas to Alexandria to reunite Valeria with her missing brother and restore her family's fortune.
But Piso demands a high price for his help: Valeria must become his concubine and share his bed once more. . . .