Deep within a dangerous forest the battle between two vampire clans rages on. Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface - a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defences. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy must work side by side - but they didn't expect the powerful passion that threatens to consume them both...