After solving a harrowing case involving the brutal murders of nine little girls that nearly caused his self-destruction and cost him the woman he loved, FBI Special Agent Rory Sanders devoted the next seven years of his life to single-mindedly seeking justice for child victims. Though he has never quite succeeded in putting the trauma of that horrible case and the hardship of his childhood in the foster care system completely behind him, he is now a team leader in the FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment program, and his team boasts some of the highest recovery numbers in the nation. But the next case assigned to him is one he never saw coming - the abduction of the six-year-old daughter of the woman who broke his heart by walking out on him during his darkest hour: his ex-fiance, Lindsey Ericsson.
Leaving Rory was the hardest thing Lindsey had ever done. She wanted nothing more than to be there for Rory during that terrible case, but the more she tried to help, the more he pushed her away. She thought he could never do anything to make her leave him, but when his rapid descent into the bottle brought up painful memories of her own childhood living with an alcoholic father, and when confronted with evidence of a heartbreaking betrayal, Lindsey determined that both she and their unborn child deserved a better life. Raising their daughter, Faith, on her own, Lindsey throws herself back into the family business in the high-stakes world of competitive horse showing. When her darling daughter is snatched right out from under her nose, Lindsey is frantic, but nothing prepares her for the shock of seeing Rory Sanders walk through her door again.
Thrown headlong into the heartbreak of his past, Rory struggles to set aside the pain of being so close to what he could have had in order to find the daughter of the woman he still loves. His past shadows each and every step as he longs for a second chance with Lindsey. For Lindsey, there is only one goal: the safe return of her daughter--their daughter. But if Rory learns the child he's searching for is his own daughter, will he return to the self-destructive behavior that ruined their relationship and nearly destroyed him? Or could it be the motivation he needs to put the past behind him once and for all and reach for the woman and the family he's always wanted? When evidence comes to light that Faith's abduction was no coincidence but part of a cold and calculated plan for revenge, Rory and Lindsey must work together, fighting to stay one step ahead of a madman in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse to find their daughter before she pays the ultimate price.