Real estate agent Julie Ryan is asked by her sister to evaluate their grandfathers cabin in Washington state. Julie arrives just in time for a major storm that threatens to flood local roadways. Julie and her cat Elmore do explore a little, however, and they discover a man trapped beneath a fallen tree. The man acts as if he knows Julie and demands to know what took her so long. He has apparently been stuck under the tree for two days. To add to the puzzle, Julie discovers thousands of dollars laying around in the mud. When it becomes apparent that her "discovery" has lost his memory, Julie starts calling him D.B., after famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper.
Julie and D.B. make it back to her cabin only to discover that the local waters are rising. They must get out of the area, but the mystery of D.B. and his money continues to haunt them both. Who is he and is the money rightfully his, or ill gotten gains? And who are the men trying to trace D.B.? Questions must be answered before Julie and D.B. can take advantage of the fire burning between them.
Jean DeWitt aka Jeane Renick takes an amnesia story and adds her own special twist. Fans will be delighted to see the return of this talented and special author. (Nov., 409 pp., $5.99)