Out to find the killer who framed him for arson, theft, and murder, Christopher Duvall is seeking to exonerate himself—and gain revenge. His hunt leads to Washington State…and to feisty Erica Chandler, who seems determined to get in his way. Erica Chandler is intent on proving she's as smart and tough as her lawman father—and certainly good enough to gain a position at The Chronicle. When she meets mysterious, masked Christopher in the wilderness, she sees a story and hunts him out. Then Christopher begins to draw out a gentle side of her few have known…. But when Erica's curiosity uncovers dark secrets, her desire to reveal the truth could send them both to an early grave.