When the border between Floriana and the United States is opened after 80 years, Nathan and Caroline visit as official tourists and unofficial spies. Escorted around picturesque turn-of-the-century New Orleans, they quickly realize they are being prevented from seeing the real city – and evidence of an incipient revolution.
After two assassination attempts, Nathan begins to question his loyalty to a king who may have deliberately placed them in harm’s way. The pair are determined to find out who is trying to kill them and why.
A hurricane interrupts their search, and Nathan believes Caroline has drowned in the raging waters. Grief-stricken, he joins the revolution where he must face his deepest fears. Meanwhile, Caroline refuses to believe her rescuers when they tell her Nathan fell in the battle of New Orleans. Penniless and alone, she falls desperately ill.
For once, Nathan and Caroline’s paranormal abilities fail to help. Will their love for each other be enough to reunite them?