Criminal attorney Sophia Mercola makes a name for herself by saving petty thieves from trips to the Big House. When a madman leaves victims not quite dead along the beach, her good intentions work against her. Witch hunters believe she knows who's behind the freaky cruelties. Tough and dedicated to keeping his daughter and everyone in town safe, Mayor Cordell Smith must protect the outspoken attorney. Acquainted with everlasting life, secret immortal Cord fears exploitation of its source, kept under wraps for a hundred and fifty years. As Sophia and Cord piece together clues, they fall for each other until he resents her slick lawyer tactics. When his ex-wife, accused of Munchausen by Proxy against her son from her second marriage, becomes a client, Sophia plays into her twisted mind. Cord's fearless exterior shatters when he's accused as the last person to talk with a victim and his daughter digs up her past. With daughter Kerrigan at risk, Sophia sacrifices herself. Will she uncover the chilling legacy in time?