Tiny Antelope Springs, Colorado, had provided a place for police officer Dallas Brooks to forget about the big-city trauma that had almost destroyed him three years ago. Now drug dealers threatened to take over his small town, targeting the schools and ripping apart families. Suddenly Dallas was back in the fray. He vowed to just do his job, not get emotionally involved. But beautiful social worker Kira Matthews was right beside him, putting her heart on the line, asking him to care about people again–asking him to care about her. Pretending he didn't was his toughest fight yet.