Zach “Saint” Bartholomew has always followed the rules—does what’s right. But when Special ATF Agent Aella Mikos is captured and held by a Somalian warlord, all bets are off. As he and his team navigate the ranks of the brass, the mission to release her hits several snags and is called off. Saint is ordered to stop his reconnaissance and return to the team. An order he disobeys. He cuts all communication and goes after Aella himself, right into the jaws of the enemy. He will rescue her or die, risking his life, his career and his honor. Against all the odds, he will rescue the woman he hasn’t been able to forget.
Aella, in the tight grasp of the warlord, is forced to fight against many opponents to keep control over her body. If she loses, she forfeits her right to say no. While in captivity, she discovers that the warlord has taken hostage three young girls, kidnapped from a grade school to serve his lascivious intent. Aella desperately needs to escape, but she won’t leave the girls behind. When Saint finds her, they team up to get the girls back to their village and parents, even as the ruthless warlord pursues them. As they fight for their safety and the safety of the girls, they discover a deep bond that each had ignored, but are their complications too numerous to allow love to claim them and lead them into a forever after.