Former cop Brady Skye hadn't seen Lara Kirk in nearly a year, and yet she could still penetrate his soul with a twitch of her lips. But with a murderer hot on his trail, seeking revenge, Brady had no time for reminiscing. For whoever was after him also had his sights set on Lara...and the child Brady had never known existed. Now, in order to keep them safe, Brady appointed himself their protector. Spending time with Lara and bonding with his son made the closed-off Brady rethink his self-imposed solitude. But how long before the past--and a killer--reminded him of all he had to lose?