This time was different. Terrifyingly different. Her dimpled smile and alluring gaze wouldn’t work. Neither would her charm, curves, and effervescent youth. And for reasons she couldn't comprehend, she would pay a price. Shackled by her own regrets and the hell delivered by her captors, she struggles to find a sliver of hope where there is none. Time ticks . . . Just as Booker is getting the hang of this PI gig, something insidious invades his world. He can’t watch his dear friend suffer. He’ll do anything to find the culprit and save a family from heartbreak. But will it be enough? With time running out before another shining star turns up in a body bag, Booker chases an invisible executioner, grasping at any shred of evidence to find the young beauty. For Booker's friend. For the grieving family. For every girl plucked off the street never to be heard from again. It has to stop. Today. In Dallas. Booker will either succeed or die trying. And so will countless others.