He was paid to kill her. Now he wants to save her.
Crippled and abandoned at birth, David Leighton has never known love. Isolated from the world, both physically and emotionally, his singular reason for living is to kill for money.
Until the day he sees her.
Taking a contract on a couple, David shoots the man but, as he takes aim at the woman, for the first time ever, he cannot squeeze the trigger.
Unable to understand why the memory of her face makes him feel unwell, he decides he must find out who she is and why she was marked to die. He also comes to realise that he is determined to protect her.
As Maria goes on the run to escape her fate, an accidental encounter with the handsome young Paul Harlin pitches them into an intense love affair. Despite the danger hanging over them, they work back through her story to discover why there is a price on her head and what needs to be done to save her life.