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Thirteen years ago in Russia, Alexandra Jane Baker's father jumped out of a window after being accused of embezzlement. But Alex knows the truth - her father was murdered, and she will do anything to avenge his death.
Now she is a world-renowned businesswoman, working on a very public oil deal in small Sokanan, New York. In private, she is pursuing her vendetta against Miki Petrov, the man she blames for her father's death. But the murder of Luka Kole, the man who spirited her away from both Russia and her father's enemies all those years ago, brings Detective Hank Bonner to her doorstep.
Alex acts cold and controlled around Hank, but he knows there is more to her than meets the eye. As he gets closer and closer to Alex's secret, their shared personal sorrow turns to attraction and then love. Soon they are evading Russian strongmen, hatching plans with the CIA, and setting a life-threatening trap to ensnare Petrov with Alex as bait...