Judge Liz Michaels returns home to find that her visiting sister has been shot. U. S. Marshal Jake Taylor is brought in to help protect the judge as the shooting may have been intended for her. Jake finds the assignment troubling as Liz was married to Jake's college roommate,Doug, who committed suicide five years ago.
Jake's assignment becomes more complicated as he begins to see Liz as much nicer than Doug would have had him believe. And Jake faces his own feelings as he still misses the wife he lost several years ago, still mad at God because of it.
Then, right under the protective care of the marshals, Liz is kidnapped. This time the man convinced judges are stealing his rights is determined not to fail. Will Jake be able to find Liz in time to save her? Will his growing feelings for her distract him too much?
The first two thirds of this book I found a little slow going. The last third, however, is of page turning excitement.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 328 pages.