Mattie Brand has been warned that the new boarder is a dangerous man, but the young cook and housekeeper doesn’t believe it. She can see his heart, and she knows Miles Lamar is no criminal. In fact, she would stake her life on it. Can Mattie track down the real culprits–a cutthroat gang known as the Dardens–and save Miles from false accusations before the law takes him away from her? And will she succeed before her own dark past catches up to her?