The dreary world of Ellen Laurey blooms under the spell of a mysterious stranger. In a dark passageway behind the bar where they meet, he binds her with his belt and uses her aroused body — then disappears. Seeming to appear out of nowhere, he takes her again and again into dangerous sexual encounters, only to vanish once he's left her breathless.He knows her every move, signs of him intrude in every corner of her life. And she doesn't even know his name. This quiet college professor on the brink of divorce becomes like clay in the hands of a practiced master. When he whispers in her ear her sex quickens, when he binds her she writhes helpless, her body rushing with heat. The stranger takes her with a passion she cannot defend herself against.