From New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz comes an electrifying novel of passion, murder, and small-town scandal.
Investigative reporter Irene Stenson hasn't been to her hometown of Dunsely, California, since the gruesome night she found both her parents dead on the kitchen floor. Now, seventeen years later, Irene has received a shocking new lead about their deaths—and is determined to discover the truth of what happened on that long-ago night.
Staying at a local lodge, she finds herself confiding in handsome Luke Danner—an ex-marine who's as used to barking orders as Irene is to ignoring them. But Luke sees the terror beneath her confident exterior—and can't help but want to protect her. He is also driven by passions of his own, and as they're drawn together into the heart of danger, they will risk far more than either of them expected.