Former Public Defender Kendall Deaton Burnwood is running for her life and that of her newborn son Kevin.

When Kendall accepts the Public Defender's job in Prosper, South Carolina, she thinks she has made a wonderful decision. Especially after she meets and marries handsome Matt Burnwood, son of the town's leader Gibb Burnwood.

Then Kendall discovers that her husband and father-in-law are the leaders of "The Brotherhood," a clan-like organization that takes vicious and deadly retribution on anyone they believe deserving of punishment.

Little Kevin is born months after Kendall flees and goes into hiding. The FBI want Kendall to testify against The Brotherhood, but Kendall knows that if she returns to Prosper, she is a dead woman. She eventually agrees to be a witness, but on the way back to Prosper the car carrying Kendall and Kevin crashes into a swollen river killing the accompanying female Federal Marshal and injuring Marshal John McGrath. When John wakes up in the hospital with amnesia, Kendall seizes the opportunity and informs the doctors that he is her husband.

Unfortunately the Burnwoods are closing in fast. Can Kendall stay out of their reach despite dragging a wounded man and a baby along with her?

Bestselling author Sandra Brown turns in a tour de force reading experience with this explosive, fast paced and sensational novel. Get ready for hours of undiluted thrills. (July, 422 pp., $21.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith