When San Antonio FBI agent Garon Grier buys a ranch in Jacobsville, Texas, the strong, silent loner is hoping to mend some broken family fences. He's not looking for love. Grace Carver grew up in this quiet Texas town, but because of her troubled youth, she's never married--hadn't even thought about it. . . until Garon. These unlikely allies are brought together by the most difficult case of Garon's career: hunting an escaped child predator whose former victims are all dead. All except one. Now a desperate lawman and the woman who is the lone survivor of a madman's twisted rampage have one chance to put the past to rest. . . .