Shannon Riley is a dedicated nurse living in the shadows of a past she cannot face. Gabe Turner is her patient, a man lying in a comaand the prime suspect in his business partner's murder. Just outside the door, Officer Ben Richards stands guard, watching as the woman he is falling in love with falls in love with his prisoner.
Then the unthinkable occurs. Gabe awakens and flees the hospital, taking Shannon hostage in his desperate attempt to piece together the deadly mystery threatening his life. They are running from the ruthless men who want them deadand from Ben, a man equally driven by his desire for justice and his desire for Shannon. The three soon find themselves trapped in a dangerous game with no clear rulesexcept survival and courageous love. And it will take everything they possess to face the truths about to come to light under the California moon.