When Max Savage opens his practice in a remote bayou town he hopes it's the start of a new life. But soon Max discovers he can't escape a past riddled with accusations of murder, especially since another woman is missing and he was the last to see her alive. Annie Duhon knows all about nightmares and the need to escape the past, but as her fascination with Max grows she must decide if he can be trusted with her secrets and deepest desires. Max is a marked man, the object of hatred, who has unwittingly attracted danger to anyone he's cared about. Now he loves Annie, and knows with chilling certainty that he faces one last chance to unmask a killer before there's nothing left to fight for.