Sir Payton Murray's reputation as a lover is rivaled only by his prowess with the sword, yet it is the latter gift thta has captured the interest of Kirstie MacIye. Fleeing a murderous husband who left her for dead, she vows to expose the man for the vile scoundrel that he is. She also knows it will take planning, cunning, and the leop of a brave, arrogant, and willing champion. Kirsties only prays that Sir Payton will accept the challenge.
Risking the ire of his own clan and hers, Payton nonetheless cannot ignore Kirstie's desperate plea or her captivating beauty. For he knows that nothing will deter the spirited lass from bringing an evil man to justice, even if she must do it alone. Joining her on this crusade, he embarks upon a dangerous quest against a powerful enemy only too eager to destroy them both. And as they venture into a treacherous world of blood and honor, Payton must fight for his life and his heart, locked in battle to claim the love of his Highland Angel.