The only way they can survive...is to save each other.
Fleeing New York after a vicious assault, Dr. Evangeline Holden is hoping for a new life for her and her daughter, Madison, when she accepts a position at Harborview Hospital on the West Coast. While grocery shopping before her first day on the job, she saves the life of a pregnant woman and her baby, earning the gratitude and respect of the Stidhams, an entire family of first responders.
Tacoma Police Department's Sgt. Ryan Stidham falls ill while investigating the gruesome murder of a young girl, his infection stemming from contaminated medical equipment found at the crime scene. When he is rushed to Harborview's ER, Dr. Holden once again has a chance to save someone in the Stidham family.
Could Ryan's drug-resistant infection be related to Evangeline's assault four years prior? She struggles to find the cure while also coming to terms with the feelings she's developed for Ryan in the short time she's known him. It's a race against the clock to save Ryan and prevent the madman behind the lab-created bug from perfecting his bioweapon and unleashing it on the world.
Authors Note: Intended for Readers 18+ due to graphic language, descriptions, and adult themes.
Selma laughed. “You can still make me smile.” She bellied up to the table. “Doesn’t look too bad.” She glanced at the computer screen where the laparoscopic picture was displayed. “What was she shot with?”