The small town of Florence, Arizona, is known for one
thingits prison. Gabrielle Hadley is in Florence
for personal reasons though, she's seeking the mother who
abandoned her more than two decades ago. In order to
support herself and her two-year-old daughter, Gabrielle
is working as a prison guardjust about the only job
available in this bleak desert town.
Randall Tucker is a prisoner at Florence, convicted of
murdering his wife. He has one goal: to survive until he
can prove his innocenceand reclaim his seven-year-
old son, Landon, now living in foster care.
In the prison's atmosphere of tension and corruption,
Gabrielle discovers that Randal Tucker is far from the
murderer he's said to be. When he escapes during a prison
transfer, she follows him into the unforgiving desert. To
protect her job, her own integrityor him? But the
guard becomes the prisoner's captive...and more. It's a
relationship that's not supposed to exist and yet it might
save them both.
Taking the Heat, where the captor becomes the
captive. . .
Twenty-eight-year-old divorcee Gabrielle Hadley
nothing more than to gain some closure on her past and
establish a productive life for her and her baby daughter.
But when she witnesses a brutal beating at the prison
where she works, spurred on by her superior officer and
fellow guards, her conscience demands she step in. And
that's when she gets to know a man who is far from the
murderer others claim him to be.