Felix, Viscount Western, is infuriated to discover his father's shipping line is being used to smuggle ex-slaves and is determined to put a stop to the evil trade. The man masterminding the scheme has a daughter, Saskia Eden, who is suspected of being involved as a go-between. Felix registers as a guest at her aunt's house and is astonished to find Saskia running the place virtually single-handed. Felix soon realizes that Saskia knows nothing of her estranged father's business and reluctantly accepts her help to get to the truth. But what he did not plan on was falling in love.