First year Border Patrol officers Rhys Davis and Liam Malone have been friends since second grade. When their new assignment puts them on the front lines tracking down a vicious, inhuman killer along the southern border, they must call on every resource at their disposal. The most potent of these turns out to be memories from a life they shared two thousand years ago in the British Isles, one in which they were partners in every way, forming an eternal bond that allowed them to defeat this same enemy in that life. Will crossing the line from friends to lovers in this life destroy their friendship or build on it? Will it allow them victory over the Soul Eater before the monster destroys them both? Publisher's Note: Crossing Borders is an expanded, edited novella based on a short story published previously under the title Beyond the Shadows.