Ten years ago Stormy Wade survived a mother's worse nightmare, the loss of her only child.
Stormy, former policewoman and wife of prominent judge Lyle Wade, discovers fourteen-year-old Melody Streeter, the only eye witness to horrific crimes, is targeted by an underworld assassin. The girl sits defenseless in a jail cell. When there appears to be no other course of action, Stormy, determined to save Melody, springs the girl and the pair become the object of a nation-wide manhunt.
Stormy knew her actions would destroy the life she loves, as well as her husband's reputation. But she didn't foresee the complexity of eluding the law with a volatile contentious teen or that a diabolical serial killer would be closing in fast.