VALERIE STERLING was born in the lap of luxury. Beautiful, rich and pampered, she possessed all of life's winning cards - until fate dealt her a loser. Broke and alone, she is left to make it on her own. And so emerges her talent as an investigative reporter - and a rekindled passion for an old flame...NICHOLAS FIELDING's only big mistake was his marriage. Now the wealthy owner of a successful cable TV network his future's looking good - until the past returns, wielding a two-edged sword. SYBILLE MORGEN was born hungry - for money, power and fame. She didn't get to where she is today by being nice, and she isn't going to start now. Especially when she's so close to smashing her lifelong enemy into tiny little pieces...