After earning their master’s degrees, Carwyn Hillis and his recently engaged friend, Bret Hightower, decide to celebrate their accomplishments and Bret’s last few months of bachelorhood with a ten-day trip to Europe. As the friends move from country to country, Carwyn begins to realize that Bret is not exactly the person he thought he knew.
In Amsterdam Carwyn meets Vivian, a beautiful and captivating woman who, despite her personal history and baggage, might just be Carwyn’s unexpected soul mate. As Carwyn contemplates whether this serendipitous romance could be the beginning of something more, he is unaware that back home in New England a ruthless criminal organization has made the decision to eliminate Bret—a decision that will also put Carwyn’s life in danger.
All too soon Carwyn must return home and leave Vivian behind in Amsterdam. When he leaves, Carwyn has no way of knowing that a sophisticated sociopath will set his sights on Vivian. But then Carwyn receives a chilling phone call that raises the stakes and changes everything.
In this compelling mystery, expect the unexpected as one young man suddenly finds himself tangled in a dangerous web of organized crime, kidnapping, and murder. He must come to grips with his life, decide whether or not to stick by his best friend, choose whether to risk everything for a woman he barely knows—or to simply save himself instead—and determine, for the first time in his life, what he is truly made of.