Seneca Graves, a writer and BDSM lifestyle advocate, is targeted in an attack at a convention. In a terrible confrontation, Asa Farroe changes the lives of several people and causes Seneca to seclude herself in the rural Ozarks. For almost five years she lives in a home that's also a fortress against intruders and intrusive life.
When people who were at the original assault begin being murdered, Seneca's life is again bound together with a former protector and lover, Special Agent John Book of the FBI. At the same time, Holly Root and Jason Wills of the local police, join the investigation. They are partners dealing with their own attractions and dangerous flirtations. All are thrown together in a mix of mystery and heated attraction as Seneca and Book become mentors to Holly and Jason in feminine-led love.
As the pressures of romance, sexuality, and investigations come to a head, secrets are revealed, putting lives and careers at risk. As the danger increases, the connections, the passions, and the sex become more than any of them ever imagined. Everyone must evolve and learn as a new killer rises to threaten them all, once again in a very public confrontation.