Keeping children safe isn't just a job for Terrance County Social Worker Leah Danco. After she's taken care of the children of the county, she heads home to help keep her drug-dealing brother out of jail, her paranoid mother out of the psychiatric ward, and herself away from the constant draw of the bottle. There is simply no energy left to think about letting a man in her life. Leah's resistance doesn't stop Detective Pete Kemper from trying. When two children are horrifically abused in what look like unrelated cases, Kemp and Leah are forced to work together to find justice. Explosive revelations follow that push Leah closer to the booze she has avoided for years and further away from friends, family, and especially Kemp. With everything else in her life falling apart, Leah turns back to what matters most: finding justice and some semblance of peace for those who were hurt. The further she investigates, the more her own life is at risk--and the more she learns that her life is full of people who won't let her take those risks alone.
North Star Press of Saint Cloud Inc