After a childhood betrayal and tragedy, Lindsey Metcalf vowed always to protect her younger sister, Traci. Though the two women had drifted apart, Lindsey's worst fears are triggered when Traci mysteriously disappears from her home in Seattle. After filing a missing persons report, she learns that her sister has been hiding a lurid double life. Having had her share of run-ins with the police, Traci isn't high on the department's list of priorities. And the only man able to help Lindsey find the truth has his own trouble with the law . . .Set to go to trial for a brutal assault charge, ex-cop Michael Striker plays by his own rules. Facing conviction and a possible prison term, he's got nothing left to lose - except his final two weeks of freedom. The last thing he needs is more complicationsand nothing about this case is, or Lindsey Metcalf, is simple. Their search for the truth will plunge them into a seedy world darker than they ever imagined - a seductive trap waiting for its next victim . . .