As a biochemist, Doctor Rosalind Werner has dedicated her life to the crusade against waterborne diseases and amid the glamor of early 1900s New York, she is at the forefront of a groundbreaking technology that will change the way water is delivered to every household in the city--if only she and her team can get people to believe in their work.
Newly appointed Commissioner of Water for New York, Nickolas Drake is highly skeptical of Rosalind and her team's techniques. When a brewing court case throws him into direct confrontation with her, he is surprised by his reaction to the lovely scientist.
While Rosalind and Nick wage a private war against their own attraction, they stand firmly on opposite sides of a battle that will impact far more than just their own lives. As the controversy grows more public and inflammatory and Rosalind becomes the target of an unknown enemy, the odds stacked against these two rivals swiftly grow more insurmountable with every passing day.