Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity.
A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave.
Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on hold to help the sleepy town of Jacmel rebuild. But he finds it hard to like his brother's pregnant wife or her family. He wants to go home, until he meets Jade - and realizes what's missing in his own life.
When the mortuary team begins work, it's as if malevolence has been released from the earth. Instead of laying her ghosts to rest, Jade finds herself confronting death and terror again.
And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart - is right in the middle of it all.
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Wynn used to compete professionally in the cutthroat paragliding industry before she walked away from it, but this accident is by far the worst she's ever had. Separating her gratitude from the growing attraction is nearly impossible.
Tanner has heard the old adage that saving a life makes you responsible for it. Having admired Wynn's career when she was a professional paraglider, he's more than a little interested in keeping a close eye on the fascinating lovely who almost literally fell in his lap.
When Wynn realizes her equipment had been sabotaged, she’s worried her past has come back to haunt her. Tanner may be the only one who can help her against someone who's determined to put her and her brother out of business…permanently.
An expert in an otherwise male-dominated field, Angela Ainsworth has spent her life studying snow and ice in order to cope with the never-ending heartaches associated with her parents' divorce and her own fiancé's betrayal. When Anders come barreling into her life, ordering her to return home on her father's orders, she's far from impressed…and she has absolutely no intention of obeying.
Anders loves Switzerland but, given the circumstances, he'd rather be anywhere else besides here, where this stubborn beauty wants nothing to do with him or her father's political agenda she'd tried to escape long ago. Despite her attitude, and regardless of the instant attraction that flares between them, Anders has to keep Angela safe in a world more hostile than any he's ever encountered before.