From the back cover: Kate Colson, seemingly too young to be a Texas judge, holds tremendous power to save the innocent and punish the guilty -- even though her own need for personal justice smolders deep within her. Separated from her newborn daughter eighteen years ago, Kate is obsessed with finding the child and settling the score with the powerful man behind her heartbreak. Now, as Kate prepares to run for reelection, the good old boys of the local political machine are looking for ways to ruin her chances. Determined to survive by being twice as tough and smart, Kate hires a top private investigator to delve into the past. But Sawyer Brock finds more than Kate bargained for. Suddenly Kate is a woman on the edge, fighting the passions Sawyer's touch unleashed in her .. and getting ready to take a daring, final step toward Sweet Justice.