William MacAlpin fights fires as a smoke jumper in rugged Montana backcountry. This reckless endeavor masks an even more dangerous calling—he’s from a dying breed sworn to protect the earth. When he learns a ruthless killer has escaped into sixteenth-century England determined to change history, he vows to bring the renegade back, dead or alive.
Isabel de Pinze, gifted painter and a servant in Queen Mary’s court, knows nothing of the battle between good and evil. She knows only that the man she sees ambushed along the Thames River needs her help, and his stolen kiss stirs her deepest desires.
But the killer William hunts is linked to Isabel…the woman he has fallen in love with, the one person who can ruin everything.