The most wanted desperado in Texas and the young woman he must betray to save his own life are unlikely lovers in this passionate, fast-paced historical romance by award-winning author Patricia Potter
His enemies call him Diablo, but once he was a captain in the Confederate army. Kane O’Brien is now a condemned convict facing death. His only hope of survival is to become a spy for the Yankees, who need him to infiltrate and destroy a notorious outlaw hideout. But in the Sanctuary, he meets a spirited beauty who makes him think twice about his mission.
Nicky Thompson wants only to escape the Sanctuary, the place that was once a haven for her and her brother, and never look back—until the deadly outlaw Diablo seeks refuge there. The sensual, scarred stranger awakens powerful yearnings in her that threaten her independent spirit.
As desire ignites into a dangerous passion, Nicky begins a perilous journey during which she must entrust her life to an irresistible man whose terrible secret may doom them both.