An international kidnapping ring took her friend’s daughter. Now they know Val is helping her–and they’ll stop at nothing to eliminate her as a threat.
At a young age, Valorie Dawes vowed to avenge the death of her uncle, a policeman killed in the line of duty, by following in his footsteps. During her first month at college, the mysterious disappearance of a close friend’s child drags her into the role of crimefighter much earlier than planned.
But Val’s initial attempts to help lead to mistrust and recrimination. Self-doubts escalate, not only about Val’s future as a cop, but over her ability to make and sustain the trust of a friend. Anxious to prove herself worthy on both counts, Val puts her own life on the line–and discovers that the kidnappers will stop at nothing to get rid of obstacles like her.