Jennifer Mainwaring can't wait to exchange the stifling conventions of 19th-century Philadelphia for the thrills of the unknown West.But at her godfather's sprawling ranch,her privileged,lonely life changed far more than she expects-especially when she meets John Cantrell,her godfather's illegitimate half-caste son..
Jennifer has every reason to fear this seductive,dangerous man who has come to the Rancho de Santa Maris on a mission of hate. But when did reason ever govern a woman's heart? Is Cantrell the man to stir her long-suppressed desires? Or is he a hunted fugitive-the killer they call La Serpiente???