Wounded in the firestorm that resulted in the death of his partner, Bryan McNair leaves the Chicago police to head up the Detective Division of his hometown, a community of fifty-thousand souls, located eighty miles of backroad from Kansas City. He expects it to be a dull job, but soon learns he’s made a stupid assumption. The white spot of the nation has dirty edges.
Charlie Gray is struggling to keep her dance studio on a paying basis. The two clash when she is brought to police headquarters for questioning in the death of her young assistant. Charlie despises the police. The past investigation into her husband’s death centered on her. Bry McNair is not the happy-go-lucky boy she remembers, He is a hard and cynical man who assumes her guilty. Why is she drawn to him?
Bry ignores the sexual tension between them. Until he can prove Charlie’s guilt or innocence, she is off-limits. When two more brutal murders occur and point to Charlie as a potential victim, Bry is forced to become her protector. Can he catch a cold-blooded murderer before it’s too late?