An author departs in her RV on a leisurely book signing tour. A stop for lunch at an isolated spot along the road changes her life when a robber pulls up behind her van and threatens her. A stray border collie intervenes and scares off the aggressor. Of course, she can't leave the dog behind after he saved her, and the collie eagerly accepts her invitation to jump in the van. That chance encounter with the robber leads to his pursuit of her for reasons she doesn't understand. When she meets Mahoney, the detective assigned to her case, sparks fly between them.