She never worried like this. He hadn’t heard from her in over a decade. And they had no reason to ever see each other again . . . UNTIL NOW It was just one word. But that’s all it took to put his world on hold.
After answering a phone call from an unknown number, Detective Paxton Scholl knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the voice on the other end of the line belongs to his ex-wife, Casey. And soon, he discovers why she is suddenly reaching out to him after more than a decade of silence; Sarah, Casey’s daughter, has run away. And while her husband, Philip, believes otherwise, Casey is absolute in her belief that the local authorities are not doing all they can to locate her. Now, afraid that Sarah may be on borrowed time, Casey has called on the one person she knows can help. Within hours of their conversation, Paxton is on a plane headed for Los Angeles. And even though his partner, Modesto, and his wife of thirteen years, Amanda, have both questioned his hasty decision, it’s not until he lands that Paxton understands the reason behind their concern.
While he’s a happily re-married man, Paxton now realizes that the feelings he had for Casey are feelings that haven’t faded during their years apart. And it appears the same could be said for Casey. Can old embers be fanned into a new flame? Or will they be forever extinguished by the discovery of a young girl's body in a nearby city?