When a wartime friend of Jared arrives at the Winslow house, they gratefully take him in. Emily falls in love with him, and they become engaged. But when an officer denounces Parker as a con artist, a liar, and a coward, the wedding is canceled. Overwhelmed by bitterness and betrayal, Emily takes the opportunity to travel deep into the Amazon rain forest and record the life of some headhunting cannibals. But all her inner turmoil returns with a vengeance when Ian Marlowe walks into her life. Can she trust her heart?