Scott, a former Army intelligence operative, came to the sleepy mountain town of Three Forks looking only for a quiet place where he can get his head straight. It took months to recover from wounds he suffered as the sole survivor of a mission gone horribly wrong. But it is the unseen wounds in his mind and heart that are only beginning to heal, if they ever will.
Meagan Harrison, a young widow and former corporate attorney, lives with her father on the Cedar Hollow Ranch in a numbing existence trying to forget her own pain. While she tries to bury her overwhelming sadness in the mundane yet tranquil life on the ranch, she is caught off guard by the feelings she has for Jackson.
But their fragile worlds collide in a series of explosive events following a close call in a car accident with the youngest son of the town's wealthiest and most powerful resident, Buzz McAllister, a harsh, unscrupulous and dangerous man.
Against the backdrop of scenic, Pacific Northwest panoramas, the natural beauty and splendor are eclipsed by Jackson and Meagan's harrowing fight for survival - and love, as they are swept away in a flood of conspiracy, danger and desire.