Before being injured on a rescue mission in Lebanon, Jack Hunter takes out a blonde-haired, blue eyed American who is holding VIP hostages with a radical terrorist group. The mission goes horribly wrong. When the dust settles, the blonde’s body isn’t among the dead and people are questioning Jack’s memory.
Two weeks later, while going crazy in a hospital bed, Jack sees the blonde American’s mug on the TV screen with reports that the businessman had died in Brazil just yesterday. He reports this to his superiors, expecting action. When he is told to stand down and focus on recuperating, Jack goes AWOL. He heads to Atlanta to question the businessman’s widow, determined to solve the mystery.
Lauren Collins’s complicated life takes a turn for chaos when she foils a burglar in the middle of the night only to face the business end of an assassin’s gun the next day. That happens just minutes after Jack arrived on her doorstep demanding answers about her soon-to-be ex’s activities.
Their race to escape a killer becomes a race against time to save her sons from becoming collateral damage in a global attack to destroy the world’s economy. Thrust into a world of peril, political treachery and treason, Lauren has no choice but to trust Jack with her life and her children’s lives. Jack puts everything on the line—from life to his career—to save Lauren and her sons. Even if they miraculously survive against all odds, he’s sure his heart won’t… it already bit the dust at Lauren’s feet the moment she opened her front door.