After a fast-paced career, forty-two year old Adam Washington retires to Eagle Mountain, North Carolina seeking the peacefulness of mountain life. But the quaint little town swirls with a deep-seated undercurrent of unrest. Adam's presence stokes the town's interest and fuels the hidden passions of Natalie Wilson, wife of the town's police chief. Natalie, successful quilt shop owner and college teacher, is resigned to her psychological past, until Adam innocently crosses her path. Hot emotions begin to ricochet in the dark corners of Eagle Mountain. An arrest sets off a firestorm of revenge, as a wildfire romance burns in the shadows. This forbidden romance simmers with insomnia-like suspense, as dark and threatenting secrets from the past erupt into a series of emotional U-turns and twists before steaming to a breathless climax.