Desperate to escape haunting memories, J. D. Jessup travels from Nashville to Tucson and volunteers on an organic farm. The hardened landowner has one prevailing rule: If J. D. sees an "illegal," call the border patrol. But when an early morning ride along the fence line leads him to a beautiful young woman named Maria, near death in the desert, his heart pulls him in another direction. Longing to atone for the choices that drove him to Tucson, J. D. hides her and unleashes a chain of deadly events he could never have imagined. Soon they are running from a killer and fighting for their lives. As secrets of their pasts emerge, J. D. realizes that saving Maria may be the only way to save himself.
I did not enjoy reading this book. I am not sure why maybe because the pace was slow and dragged a bit. There was not enough plot development throughout the book. It lagged in spots where it seemed the main characters were doing the same thing over and over. J.D. and Maria spent a lot of time on the run. There was the same debate between them until the end of the book.The plot line itself was interesting and the characters well developed for the most part. I could feel the atmosphere and see the setting which this author is good at. The ending was good and I liked it. Many times I had to suspend belief though. I have read other books by him before and liked them.