Black gold. Oil. Men risk their lives and fortunes to find it, but Faith Hutton does them one better: she risks her heart. Faith quits a good job as a petroleum geologist to join forces with Houston Traynor, a maverick looking for the thrill of discovery.
He wants Faith to share that thrill with him; she offers her professional skills, her savings and her love. Everything hangs on the hope that Houston wouldn't be too proud to accept.