When her brother disappeared, last seen leaving a forest lodge, Crysta Meyers left the big city behind her to join in the search for her missing twin. But the hazards of civilization couldn't compare to the dangers Crysta would encounter in the Alaskan wilderness--because the greatest threat came not from nature, but from man. Someone was bound and determined to stop Crysta from finding her brother--and they would resort to any means necessary. Crysta's only ally was Sam Barrister, a rough and rugged mountain guide as untamed as the wilderness itself. But then she discovered his deception .