Detective Jordan Cross has one thing on her mind—get the bastard killing kids in her small southern city, the person she thinks is also responsible for her niece's disappearance.
Journalist Tate Walker has a similar goal—keep the people of his city informed about the serial killer and write a Pulitzer-worthy story.
As their lives careen together around the case, they pick up the battles of their pasts and carry them forward—battles of trust and mistrust, lust and love, truths and misunderstandings—battles that erupted within their brief marriage years earlier that were neither fought nor won.
Determined to keep her focus on the case, Jordan finds it difficult to resist Tate's sexual temptations, while Tate uses every advantage he can to tempt her back into his bed.
Thrust into a dangerous situation, they realize that fighting for their love is no longer their only battle. Now, they are fighting for their lives.