A woman in danger. A psychotic intruder. A reluctant protector.Burke Goffe survived the war, but at what cost? The home he thought he was coming home to is gone. Landing a job as a systems designer with Master Security is just what he needs; lots of programing, little human interaction. Then his self-contained life explodes when his boss asks him a personal favor he cannot refuse. Stella Printz survived cancer and joyfully lives her fantasy to open a dance club. Her dream suddenly becomes a nightmare after her business is vandalized. When she decides to beef up security, Burke is assigned to help her. Stella has faced worse than this anti-social man. She'll bring him out of his shell even if it kills her. Unfortunately the killing her part is what worries Burke most. Can he keep her safe and survive her endless cheeriness? Or will they both be victims of a psychopath's game?