Bestiality is one of the most enduring of sexual taboos. Peter Huby explores the dangerous passion of Pasiphae, Queen of Crete, who develops an extreme and uncontrollable passion for a white bull - a passion which she persuades the inventor Daedalus to help her consummate. This is one of the most powerful and haunting of Greek myths. The novel deals with extremes - not just in its focus on the taboo of bestiality - but all extremes of passion, power and revenge. An accessible retelling of a classic Greek myth.