A mystery man has come to a small Texas town to hide out...until his cover is blown It wasn't an accident—it was an ambush. And the minute John Blake rescues Deputy Miranda Duncan from a murder attempt, the Gates undercover operative is committed to keeping her safe. But he's here in Texas to lie low, not to seduce a tough, resourceful cop. If only he can discover who's after her and whether or not he is the true target. As Blake and Miranda investigate, their closeness deepens with each secret shared...until both fall into an unsuspected killer's trap. Blake's temporary stay in Cold Creek may become all too permanent. But if they survive, Blake knows he can't walk away from the woman who upended his life.