breathless action, gripping suspense, and intense romance, bestselling
author Linda Howard never misses a beat–and her thrilling new novel will
have your heart racing.
In the charming rural town of
Trail Stop, Idaho, accessible to the outside world by only a single
road, young widow Cate Nightingale lives peacefully with her
four-year-old twin boys, running a bed-and-breakfast. Though the
overnight guests are few and far between–occasional hunters and lake
fishermen–Cate always manages to make ends meet with the help of the
local jack-of-all-trades, Calvin Harris, who can handle everything from
carpentry to plumbing. But Calvin is not what he seems, and Cate’s luck
is about to run out.
One morning, the B&B’s only
guest inexplicably vanishes, leaving behind his personal effects. A few
days later Cate is shocked when armed men storm the house, demanding the
mystery man’s belongings. Fearing for her children’s lives, Cate agrees
to cooperate–until Calvin saves the day, forcing the intruders to
scatter into the surrounding woods.
The nightmare, however, is just
beginning. Cate, Calvin, and their entire community find themselves cut
off and alone with no means to call for help as the threat gathers
intensity and first blood is drawn.
With their fellow residents
trapped and the entire town held hostage, Cate and Calvin have no choice
but to take the fight to their enemies under the cover of night. While
reticent Cal becomes a fearless protector, Cate makes the most daring
move of her life . . . into the very heart of danger.