Newly widowed Vicki Laramie is struggling to make ends meet. While her three children grapple with the death of their father, she must find a way to support her family and find a role model for her boys.
When her best friend’s brawny son, Kelly Chase, returns from war, it doesn’t take long for Vicki’s children to encircle him with their love. But none of them realize Kelly harbors secrets that could harm those who love him most, especially Vicki.
When tender empathy collides with deadly reflexes, the budding attraction explodes into militarily trained lethal violence. Vicki must choose who she will trust; with her strongest ally absent, she has no one to lean on but herself. If she chooses poorly, fate will deprive her children of their mother.