Pilot Lannis Parker's carefully constructed, sterile life is upended when her small plane is hijacked before dawn on a wintry Louisville morning. Her captor does more than force her to fly him to the Appalachian wilderness, though. He resurrects memories she's tried to bury, memories of a brutal attack she'd survived four years earlier, an attack she didn't report and tries to pretend didn't happen.
Wounded and losing strength by the minute, Ben Martin knows he has no choice but to commandeer a plane before he's set upon by a ruthless band of drug dealers intent on wiping him out along with the information he's acquired. He's horrified to discover the pilot is a woman - but once his plan is launched, there's no turning back.
During a week in the wilderness, Lannis learns her hijacker is fair and honorable, compassionate and insightful - strange attributes for a criminal. And when he discovers her secret, he vows to be the friend she desperately needs but refuses to accept.
Will she come to terms with her past? And will he be part of her future?