Before the Dying, Jordan Wells had never touched a gun. Now she doesn’t hesitate to aim her Ruger at the djinn who catches her foraging for supplies in what she thought was an abandoned ranch house.
She can’t hope to kill the tall, muscular djinn with the piercing blue eyes, only slow him down long enough to escape with her life — and continue her journey to Los Alamos, rumored to be the last remaining human outpost.
Hasan al-Abyad has dealt his share of death, but he’s never killed a woman — even the one who’s just shot him — and he doesn’t intend to start now. What he does intend to do is patiently ferret out Jordan’s secrets — where she’s come from, where she’s going. And why a fascinating, compassionate, sad-eyed beauty such as she hasn’t been Chosen.
As they wrestle with their growing attraction, the kisses they try to deny themselves only grow longer, sweeter, and hotter. But it isn’t long before the other djinn sense he’s harboring a human fugitive, which means there’s only one choice to keep her safe: Let her go.