No woman on the trek to Texas was more mysterious than Lydia Langston. No man was more stubborn than Ross Coleman . . . and both were running from the past. Lydia had vowed no man would ever take away her pride, while Ross Coleman stayed true to his wife, who had died in childbirth, the woman who had given him his son. Yet Lydia and Ross would find themselves together, fighting the same enemy and the same dangerous emotions building inside them . . . unable to stop the events that would eventually pit a man's deadly vengeance against the strength of a woman's love.