When Sloan Reynolds beats criminal charges, Melissa Jones stops believing her wealthy, connected ex-husband will ever pay for what he did to her. Derek Alexander can't accept that - a tiny silver scar won't let him forget… until the body of a former call girl turns up dead. She's the breakthrough Derek's been waiting for - the link to Sloan's sordid past that he needs. Derek is ready to do whatever it takes to protect his family when his partner Patrick Knight devises a plan that changes everything. It's a plan that involves coloring outside the lines and taking a walk on the dark side. It goes against everything on which Alexander-Knight, LLC, is based. And it's a plan that Derek is more than ready to follow.