Tess Castella is petite. She has honey-colored eyes that gleam golden at dawn or in the evening by candlelight. Her open and frivolous laughter caused premature wrinkles at the corners of her eyes. Few men can resist her unbridled sensuality. Jorge Sanchez, of medium height and Latin good looks, is brilliant and determined. From the slums of Harlem, he rises quickly in the corporate world of New York and earns the respect of his coworkers and superiors. He and Tess meet at the headquarters of a large international mining company. Will their tumultuous love affair endure the hazards of their diversities? Will he be able to shed the memories of poverty and igrance of his youth? Can Tess curb her insatiable lust for life? The perplexity of their lives is pushed to the limit when Jorge, on a business trip to South America, survives an airplane crash that leaves him severely handicapped. This story of passion and tribulations between two young people is set primarily in the City of New York.