Mark Houston has done the unthinkable.
The US Marine has fallen in love with his buddy's fiancée, Libby Clifton. When Jon is killed in action, Mark elects to accompany the body home. After he completes his sorrowful duty, he walks away. She might be the only woman he'll ever love, but she isn't his to comfort. She never will be.
The sad truth is Jon never loved her.
Running from grief, Libby trades country life for big city Chicago, but thoughts of Mark and the tenderness of their last encounter linger. When an overseas drug cartel strikes deep in the heart of America, Mark drops into her life again. The cartel wants the kilos of opium hidden six-feet under with her dead fiancée. But opium isn't the only thing that's buried.