When Carmen Hopper woke up in the morning, it started as any other. Her husband, Dan, had gone to work early and she was about to start another boring day, but it would hardly end that way.
When the bank called asking where Dan was, it started a day that would change her life for eternity.
Love and life as she had known it would change not only in her life, but in the lives of her closest friends.
Her husband had done the unforgivable. He had broken a rule from which there was no redemption. His actions would affect people in an unimaginable, traumatic way. He had done the unforgivable, the unpardonable. He had broken The Final Rule.
After five agonizing years, landscape painter Rand McCree has finally been offered what he desires most: the name of his twin brother's murderer. Hungry for vengeance, he accepts a job that will place him in the killer's orbit . . . and tantalizingly close to Kayla Shaw. The cold-blooded international criminal responsible for Rand's brother's death has targeted Kayla as his next victim—and only Rand can stop him from killing again.
Suspicious of each other, needing each other, they are two against the world as the violence of the past erupts in the present. And now innocence alone will not be enough to keep Kayla Shaw alive. . . .