How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's
self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught
hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck
Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy,
guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from
her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying.
The only real obstacle is...that man.
"That man" is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough D.C. cop
who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at
redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of
a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy--their
"best" Sunday-school teacher!
But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming
innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not
as sleepy as it looks.