Opium had the power to bring rapture. Yet Trig Mathison knew the danger of its spell---his brother had died from it. And though he vowed vengeance on those responsible, the undercover agent wondered if a forbidden yearning would destroy him as well. The dark-haired beauty he had pursued---one whose very blood marked her his enemy---aroused in Trig not a desire for justice, but a hunger for love.
The flower of her innocence crushed by her father's lies, Carleigh Chandler was on the run. She sought to escape, to locate the mother whose existence had been concealed from her. But chased by a handsome bounty hunter, she succumbed to temptation in his arms. And bound together by longing, Carleigh and Trig found a passion strong enough to untangle the web of deceit that ensnared them---and learned that it was the most powerful euphoria of all.