Kayla Shaw is a private banker in Arizona--smart and capable but
underpaid and underappreciated. Rand McCree is a haunted man who
paints landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, burning with a need for
answers about the terrible event that shattered his world. They are
two strangers with nothing in common . . . until their lives
On what at first appears to be an ordinary day, everything
changes for Kayla, as she barely escapes a kidnapping attempt and
finds herself accused of a shocking crime: the illegal laundering
of hundreds of millions of dollars. Damned by lies and false
"evidence," she is trapped with no place to run.
After five agonizing years, Rand has finally been offered what
he desires the most: the name of his twin brother''s murderer.
Hungry for vengeance, he accepts a job with St. Kilda Consulting
that will place him in the killer''s orbit . . . and tantalizingly
close to Kayla Shaw. The cold-blooded international criminal
responsible for Rand''s brother''s death has targeted Kayla as his
next victim. Since she can''t turn to the police, who believe
she''s guilty as sin, she must place her life in the hands of the
shadowy, secretive man who has come out of nowhere to protect
Suspicious of each other, needing each other, they are two
against the world--with unknown enemies on all sides and even the
government itself suspect--as the violence of the past erupts in
the present. And now innocence alone will not be enough to keep
Kayla Shaw alive. . . .