Once a carny, always a carny…
When Fiona's estranged stepbrother calls asking for help, she's pretty sure the apocalypse has arrived. Because Max walked away from her—and the carnival they called home—years ago, and only silence has filled the decade between them.
But Special Agent Max's FBI safe house has been exposed, and he's desperate for a place to stash his young murder witness. Fi is tempted to show him the door but said witness is just an innocent kid, and no matter the tangled, painful mess between them, Fiona can't bring herself to abandon a child.
Unlike Fi, retired Army Ranger Rye Wilder has no problem coming to the rescue when his friend and former Ranger Max calls, especially if it means finally laying eyes on the mysterious Fiona, a woman whose image has haunted Rye since he first laid eyes on the worn photo in Max's wallet. A man with no one to call his own, Rye has never understood Max's desertion of his sister, and the opportunity to witness the reunion is too tempting to resist. Because family is precious and rare and a gift to be protected—something Rye is determined to make them both understand.
But first Max has to unmask a mole. Fiona has to safeguard an innocent girl against the man hunting her. And Rye…
Rye has to keep everyone alive.
An intense, suspenseful romantic thriller with characters you won't forget.