Carleigh wants only to escape her father’s lies and find the mother she never knew.
Trig is determined to bring her back again.
When she flees into the California wilderness, Trig is blackmailed by her unscrupulous father to chase after her. Carleigh must untangle the web of deceit in her past. Trig knows the truth can destroy her. But as a special agent for the United States government, he is drawn into an opium smuggling ring only Carleigh and her mother can help expose, and he is forced to choose between two loves--Carleigh or his country.
Will it cost him the only family he has left in the world? Or will he find new life with the beautiful woman whose very blood marked her his enemy?