Dr. Nate Hunter simply wants to be left alone to study animal diseases in his lab, but the disappearance of his father in the Alaskan bush makes that an impossibility. His oldest brother nearly died during the first search and rescue attempt, and now his younger brother is hiding something. When Nate finds coordinates tucked away in his dad's papers, he decides to take the investigation into his own hands to protect his family.
State trooper Freya Ashby already has a lot on her plate when she and her search and rescue K9, Xena, are assigned to Dr William Hunter's disappearance. Her mother is sick, her sister is going through a nasty divorce, and the last thing she needs is a complication. Nate, her last one-night-stand, is definitely that… especially after she finds him buried in the snow with a dead man.
Is soft-spoken, shy, and insanely sexy Dr. Nathaniel Hunter a killer? Or the killer's next target?