Almost ten years after Elizabeth left him, John (Rourke) finds himself still struggling with the aftermath of their affair, unable to recapture the passion of those days. When he receives a catalogue for a sale at Christie's in Paris featuring Elizabeth's paintings, he immediately books a flight to France and purchases all five paintings in her collection. But Elizabeth is nowhere to he seen. John does, however, recognize a scarf he gave to Elizabeth draped around the shoulders of a beautiful woman named Lea (Everhart). John soon learns that Lea was Elizabeth's best friend, but that does not prevent the erotic tension between them from building. They soon begin a tumultuous affair and John finds himself involved in a dangerous new obsession.