Camilla Haven is on holiday alone, and wishes for some excitement. No sooner has she written to her friend Elizabeth in England, than her life suddenly begins to take off and she finds herself in the midst of an adventure. A moment's impulse leads Camilla to volunteer to drive a hire car to Delphi. An impulse she quickly comes to regret. For not only are the dusty roads through the olive-clad hills full of pitfalls both literal and metaphorical, but they also lead her into a nightmare of danger and intrigue.