In total disbelief, Tamlin Scott witnesses a terrifying robbery and kidnapping -- the only other witness to this crime is Thane Dawkins, the man who ruined her life. She hasn't seen her high school sweetheart since the car accident that ended her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Tamlin lives with pain every day, in her body, and in her heart.
Anxious to make amends after living with his guilt for years, Thane Dawkins returns home willing to do anything necessary to win Tamlin's forgiveness. Will his determination be enough, or will God need to intervene on his behalf?
"Everybody freeze!" a deep voice barked.
The unexpected order startled Thane Dawkins, and he dropped the bottle of pain medication he had been holding. It clattered across the old linoleum. In the domed security mirror mounted in the ceiling, he saw a distorted image of two figures wearing masks. Instinctively, Thane turned to get a better look. One man was as big as a grizzly bear, which made the other seem relatively small. Both men held guns.
The muscles in his stomach clenched, as the shorter of the two masked intruders walked toward him and gruffly commanded, "Put your hands up and get over there!" The masked man indicated the store's checkout counter, where Al Rushton, long-time owner and operator, stood with his hands above his head.
Meanwhile, the huge man patrolled the aisles, returning with the only other customer in the store, a petite redhead whose pretty face was ashen with fear. Thane's steely eyes met her all-too-familiar green ones and saw recognition and revulsion appear in them.