Special Agent Elaina McCord couldn’t be much farther away from her dream of becoming an FBI profiler. She’s stuck in a Texas border town serving warrants when she gets called in to help investigate a string of murders near a popular beach resort. Elaina comes up with a profile of the killer, but local police seem more interested in using her as a scapegoat for a stalled investigation than listening to her theory of the case. Help comes from a surprising source when true-crime writer Troy Stockton uncovers evidence that bolsters Elaina’s theory. Troy has a reputation for getting the story behind the story at any cost, but even though the thrill-seeking playboy makes a habit of breaking the rules, Elaina decides to trust him--to a point. With the help of an elite team of forensic scientists known as theTracers, Elaina and Troy set out to track down a murderer, and their unlikely partnership produces not only leads, but sparks. As Elaina struggles with her unwelcome attraction to a man who is off limits, her investigation takes a shocking turn. Trace evidence reveals that the killer is even closer--and more dangerous--than anyone imagined...and Elaina may be his next target.