The fiery crash of a private jet leaves a mystery in its wreckage. Alone in the devastation is a man, unhurt, who has no memory of the crash, himself, or his past. It is up to FBI Agent Gail Crane, Santa Maria Police Detective Darcie Devonshire, and ex-CIA Operative Morgan Garrett to solve the puzzle. Not an easy task, because for each question answered, two surface to take its place.
Want to generate some heat? Try some Ice. Sherice Solomon, the serial killer known as Ice, is moving west, and Santa Maria, California, seems an enticing new hunting ground. Ex-CIA agent Morgan Garrett has also chosen Santa Maria as his new home. When a chance meeting brings them together, Sherice realizes how lonely she has become. She needs a partner, and Morgan is her choice. Now the only thing left to do is to convince him, and she won't let anyone stand in her way, especially an old flame.
Six months after Isabelle Allen's husband dies in bed with his latest lover, she is bombarded by her well-meaning friends attempt to hook her up with any eligible male. They just can't accept that she doesn't want another man in her life. As far as Isabelle is concerned love was for fools. In exasperation Isabelle packs her car, loads up her basset hound Sammi-Sue, her cat Longfellow and all three escape to Baja, Mexico.