Days before opening the case that should have catapulted her career to new heights, Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Beck learned that her quarry - notorious criminal financier Robert Vargo fled the country with millions in fraudulently gleaned funds, leaving three dead witnesses in his wake. Now, four years later, Vargo is back on American soil, and the one man who can lead Beck to him sits behind bars - where she put him for tipping off Vargo to his impending arrest. Fueled as much by hunger for personal revenge as by her desire for justice, Beck will do whatever it takes to bring down Vargo, even if it means granting early release to the guy doing time - her ex-lover Bobby Lee Baker. When Baker and Beck first met, the earth moved. But when she was faced with Baker's stunning betrayal, Beck's retribution came swift and hard. Now, the former lovers turned enemies are thrust back into each other's lives - this time as wary comrades-in-arms in hot pursuit of a singularly vicious criminal who wants them both out of the way. As the protagonists are propelled into a deadly and treacherous netherworld where the hunter and the hunted are equally at risk, the stakes rise, the tension builds, and the passion again ignites between Beck and Baker. In circumstances that spin almost immediately out of control, Julie Beck is forced to put her life - and her heart - on the line yet again.