Homebuilder Jesse Amorado and former Air Force Captain Tori Carr come from the same Texas town but from very different worlds. When she returns home to Coyote Springs to help her father, a real-estate developer, turn the seediest neighborhood into an exclusive resort for the wealthy, Tori and Jesse immediately clash. He'll do whatever it takes to save his heritage, and she is caught up in proving herself to her father. As personal tensions rise and local trouble begins to brew, Jesse and Tori fall in love-despite it all. They soon find, however, that they must not only confront vested interests and prejudices, they have to fight for their very lives. Ken Casper is the author of more than 25 novels, including AS THE CROW DIES, book one of The Jason Crow West Texas Mystery Series. He and his wife Mary, raise horses on a small ranch in Texas. Visit Ken at www.KenCasper.com.