Ashley Montague is nearing the end of her police training â€”
but nothing has prepared this rookie for the rite of
passage that will take her on a deadly ride into the
underbelly of Miami's drug world.
It begins with the shocking discovery of a body on the
highway and her glimpse of a mysterious hooded figure
watching from the side of the road. Then Ashley's
investigation into the incident reveals a surprising
connection to another crime scene miles away.
In the heart of the Everglades, Detective Jake Dilessio
stares at the mutilated body of a woman â€” the killing
identical to those carried out by a cult leader he put
behind bars five years ago. Is this a copycat killing or
is the wrong man doing time?
The last thing Ashley and Jake want or need is the
electric pull of desire as they are dragged deeper into a
dangerous world of corruption and conspiracy. Now, with
time running out and their lives on the line, they have
everything to fight for . . . and everything to lose.