But Jack Starling was very much alive and looking for answers. His investigation into his crew's ambush leads him to the fling he had a year ago with Hannah Marks. Although Jack is reluctant to believe Hannah had a role in the attack, it is clear she's hiding something, and Jack's suspicions only mount when he meets her daughter.
Determined to unveil her secrets, he vows to stay close. Then Hannah is nearly killed, and Jack must step in—as her baby's bodyguard—while battling his growing desire for the woman who might have betrayed him.