Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age after a man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorising them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator. It's her heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift. After watching her talk one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing woman in his life. But not everyone is enamoured of Phoebe's charms. And when she's grabbed by an unseen assailant in her own police station, she's deeply shaken. Then menacing messages show up on her doorstep. Phoebe must discover the identity of this dangerous stalker before her family's safety is threatened . . .