Prosecutor Sophie Dawson's first job in the White Collar division of the Fulton County D.A.'s office is to build a case against a local bank employee who may be cheating clients. But when circumstances beyond her control leave her as the only witness to a double homicide involving a vengeful gang, her world is turned upside down.
Former Atlanta police officer turned private security guard Cooper Knight is hired to ensure that Sophie is kept safe. But as threats escalate, they don't know who they can trust.
Sophie is determined not to back down, but her bank case gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from testifying. Sophie wants to take a stand for what's right--but can Cooper, who is determined not to be distracted by their growing attraction, keep her safe so that she can finish her pursuit for justice?
In this fast-paced thriller, Dylan (Deadly Proof) explores corruption through a story that blends white-collar crime with street violence. Prosecutor Sophie Dawson has just been promoted to the white-collar crime division and is working on a fraud case involving a top bank manager of Atlanta bank SIB, Glen Shelton. Although the case seems cut and dried, Sophie starts suspecting that SIB may have been involved in more than fraud. When her digging reveals a pattern of money laundering overseen by the bank, Sophie worries that she is involved too deeply in a case that important people in Atlanta politics don't want investigated. Then, after work one night, Sophie is the only witness to two murders committed by the brother of a local gang leader. After receiving threatening letters, Sophie hires bodyguard Cooper Knight to protect her from the gang during the homicide case. As Cooper fights to keep Sophie alive through shootings and physical attacks, the two get closer. Although faith elements rarely appear, they do inform the slow-burning romance in the backdrop of the action-packed trial. Despite the disjointed plot, multiple story lines, and numerous side characters, Dylan demonstrates her skill by keeping the story moving and tying everything together nicely in the end. \n