When Katrine Brinkerhoff's cabin is attacked, only sheriff Clint Thornton's heroism saves her. She owes Clint her life -- and her help catching the men responsible. All she has to do is trust in Clint's plan to protect her family. But she can't let herself care too deeply, not when her past carries secrets that would drive him away. Infiltrating the murderous gang is a dirty job, yet Clint is determined to see it through. The brigands will face justice -- and they will never harm Katrine again. Clint would give his life to keep the beautiful settler safe... but will he be willing to risk his heart?