Cole Clayborne had always flirted with a life of crime. He has rebelliously refused to be tied down by marriage. Now, a stranger draws him into a chase that will bring changes to his uncertain future-and may determine which side of the law he's on. A heartbreaking loss drives U.S. Marshal Daniel Ryan on a quest for vengeance-and leads him to a beautiful woman, the sole witness to a terrible crime. He finds that love is the greatest trial of all as he unwittingly draws her into the line of fire.