She stole more than he could afford to lose.
Catam of Mardu has a problem. He’s bored. Life as a bounty hunter has begun to pale, so a favour for his brother is just what he needs. Deputised a peacemaker to capture a thief and murderer on the run, Catam is stunned to find a beautiful woman is the culprit. Isa confesses to thievery but says she’s no killer.
Aiding the woman to prove her innocence goes against his orders, but Catam can’t help himself. Isa intrigues him on a level bordering on dangerous. And for a Mardu warrior like Catam, a Xema, there’s nothing worse than a loss of control.
Determined to master his feelings, he finds himself falling for Isa despite his reservations. But can he accept her thieving ways, or is their love doomed to fail before it has a chance to begin?