Paradise is set in the Australian outback and Sydney.
At an earlier age Paradise Stanhope displayed amazing intellectual abilities. She taught herself to read and displayed a photographic memory. More amazing is her empathic ability, which enables her to pick up on others emotions to the extent she can foresee how situations will turn out. Her talents give her the ability to excel at everything she sets her mind to as well as the ability to relate to people on a personal level, offering comforts and security where other have failed. She also has the ability to survive off the land, having been taught by her aboriginal relatives.
During her medical internship Paradise is able to comfort all and make diagnoses where others were unable to. When a hostage situation is created in the ER by a violent mental patient, Paradise is the only one who is able to settle the situation, placing herself in danger and impressing the attending detective, Mitch.
After this Paradise decides her talents could be better used in the police force. Paradise faces many dramas and develops a relationship with Mitch. When her abilities come to light she becomes the perfect candidate to infiltrate a cult, which has already seen one policewoman disappear and left another with sever mental trauma.
Paradise is enmeshed physically and emotionally as she realizes she has family ties in the cult. She is drugged and impregnated without her knowledge and when backup arrives the entire group commits suicide with only a few of Paradises cousins surviving.
Paradise is now committed to finding a place for her cousins and dealing with the knowledge that she is pregnant while trying to continue a relationship with Mitch.
All work out in the end with Paradise settling her young cousins and resolving things with Mitch.