Amy Swallow, young, talented and beautiful is the leading light of London's liberal journalism but her personal life has suffered and she seeks solace in unsatisfying promiscuity.
When she spots Alexander Broadmoor, the handsome and enigmatic cabinet minister, and poster boy for the establishment she is determined to destroy him. His dark secret that she begins to uncover is his ultimate weakness and she knows it but Amy has more than met her match in the aristocratic politician.
They begin to battle for supremacy over the other, blurring the lines of love and hatred, pain and pleasure, agony and ecstasy.
It is a battle that could destroy them both, and yet may be their salvation.