Night Falls Like Silk : To everyone who sees her, Cassandra Westbrook exudes a cool beauty and an aloofness borne of wealth and privilege. A connoisseur of exquisite objects, she collects whatever catches her eye. While attending an auction, her interest is captivated by a set of Native American ledger drawings and - almost as mesmerizing - the handsome man who is bidding against her. Cassandra comes to possess the drawings and the mysterious stranger's interest. But after a few moments of provocative conversation, he walks away. Thomas Warrior has every intention of seeing the woman again, but on his terms, not hers, and certainly not at the home of his adopted mother, who wants him to mentor Cassandra's talented but introverted nephew. At first Thomas is hesitant to help. But Cassandra's seductive charm has him agreeing in spite of himself.