The beautiful Zena prays fervently that the Comte de Graumont will survive the early morning duel with the Marquis de Sade in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. Will he ever forgive her for embroiling him in such a dreadful situation? Zena is really Princess Marie-Therese of Wiedenstein, a small independent principality between France and Germany. Her brother, Kendric, is the heir to the throne. Together they had eluded their escorts to escape court rigour and spend seven carefree days in Paris under assumed names before Zena becomes engaged to an English Duke.