The sensational New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Death is back with an exhilarating novel of danger, romance, and suspense
Carolina May—Carly to her friends—never knew her biological family. Ironic, considering she a successful family historian. Recently hired by the eccentric aunt of New Mexico's multi-millionaire governor Quintrell, the future looks bright. Until things start going wrong . . . and Carly begins to learn the true meaning of fear.
Daniel Duran made a career out fighting for other people's beliefs—principles they'd given their lives for. But now he wants some meaning of his own. Yearning for a reason to live, he's come back to Taos, the town where he grew up.
Soon, the lawyer(?) and the historian's paths cross. While Carly's investigation into the Quintrell family amuses Dan it also chills him, because he knows a dark truth Carly doesn't: in New Mexico, tracing bloodlines is a deadly sport. . . .