Tess Garner can't afford her condo, especially after the boss announces the anticipated raise won't be coming. And she certainly can't afford a toy. But she can't turn down the inherited Harley and her father's challenge to ride 'er. Colton Scott is overwhelmed by stresses - from his vet clinic, his aging grandmother's tour business, his parents' breakup.
Cassie Nunez has devoted her career as a research scientist to developing an implant that will suppress violent urges in sex offenders. If successful, it will be the first known mechanism to prevent these crimes. When Hurricane Amy threatens the gulf, she stows the precious cargo in her car and plows through three-foot-deep water toward safety. Greg Davidson, a private investigator, is headed to a meeting with an influential client. When rain floods the freeway, Greg is forced to swim to safety on a nearby truck.