Recon Marine Vin vows revenge on those who betrayed his regiment but meeting Dr. Emma deflects him from his vengeance. Emma understands Vin as no one else can, but she has nothing but her love to save him before he dies for honor and duty.
Recon Marine Vin takes his vengeance on those who betrayed his regiment until only one traitor remains free. His final manhunt derails when Dr. Emma Lester learns his identity. As if with magic, the petite, energetic woman drags Vin into the problems of the small colony where she's hiding from her stepfather. As a physician, Emma appreciates Vin's genetic enhancements. As a psychiatrist, she understands the ghosts haunting his cold eyes. As a woman, she can't help her growing feelings for the lonely man who is so determined to protect everyone but himself.
But enemies new and old close in on the settlement before Emma can heal the scars on Vin's soul. The battle for Vin's justice and Emma's safety rages across the galaxy when she is kidnapped. Together they work to outsmart Emma's greedy stepfather and the horror produced by a secret, illegal genetics program. Vin had thought only as far ahead at his revenge, but Emma awakens his dreams of a future. But if he can't save her, his heart will linger forever in the empty vacuum of his crushed soul.