For John Smith, a man without conscience, a soul incapable of redemption, the motive was simple. Someone had stolen the only person he had ever loved...his twin brother, Cannon. And Johnny would stop at nothing to be his brother’s keeper once more. When Cannon, sometime bomb-maker and artist, is released from prison he goes into hiding, eschewing Johnny’s destructive and overwhelming brand of brotherly love. He turns instead to Sarah Fortune, a practitioner of the law who has made helping the needy her own kind of art form. She shields Cannon, and even helps to conceal his wife, Johnny’s real target. But even Sarah cannot save herself from becoming the victim of a madman’s attentions.