She remembered loving yet fearing him. He was handsome, strong, brilliant, adoring-his intensity frightened her though. At 17, he was far more mature and complicated than even she was.
Julie Archer's life in the Desert Southwest lulls even the most ambitious into false security. With a struggling marriage and her kids growing up, she seeks new meaning in her life and makes one seemingly small decision. Alone at her thirtieth high school reunion, Julie's orderly life begins to unravel.
Dane Michaels, European corporate attorney and rising law firm star, unknowingly gets immersed in the high rollers' worlds of car renovating and gold mining. Always traveling, a shocking discovery and an unanticipated change in schedule lead him down an unforeseen path.
She was keenly aware of something unusual, however. What could his big-time corporate legal career in old-established Europe have in common with her mom-turned-author in the casual Desert Southwest? Their lives had been completely separate for decades, and now they seemed to be constantly intertwined. Volatile elements explosively change this peaceful façade, and the real question is why.