Alligator, Bear, Cougar, Deer, and Eagle; they found each other by accident. They became a team for life.
When a string of small campsite robberies hits close to home, Ray Thomas "Art" Crawford, of Bag It and Tag It Excursions, is asked to help FBI Agent and friend, Billie Crowne, investigate the possibility of drug runners. At the most recent site, it doesn't take Art long to spot something suspicious - paw prints. Big ones.
Soon, reports of a black leopard on the loose reaches the group. Could the prints Art saw belong to the big cat? The guys take it upon themselves to find the animal before it gets hurt, or hurts someone.
Being on the run most of her life, Rikki Leonard isn't quick to trust anyone. Growing up cursed as she was, she'd quickly learned to keep her secrets to herself, or risk pain, torture, and ridicule. Cornered in the swamp, can she trust the guys surrounding her?
She soon realizes she's not alone in the world, and for the first time in her life, Rikki begins to feel safe. Cared for. But when her past tracks her down, she can't risk bringing danger to the lodge, so she does what she knows how to do best - run.