Three years after the sudden death of her husband, Lucy
Blacker Swift has finally got things under control. Leaving
behind the cutthroat world of Washington, Lucy and her two
children move to a Vermont farmhouse and start to rebuild
their lives. But a string of unexplained events--late-night
hang-ups, a bullet through a window--threatens her new life.
Unwilling to turn to her powerful father-in-law, Senator
Jack Swift, Lucy tracks down Sebastian Redwing, an
international security expert her late husband asked her to
contact if she ever needed help. Sebastian, though, wants
nothing to do with her problems...or with a woman he's been
half in love with since her wedding day.
But Sebastian knows he has no choice, and reluctantly he
becomes drawn with Lucy into a dangerous tangle of
blackmail, vengeance and betrayal, with Lucy's powerful
family--and Sebastian's troubled past--smack in the middle.