Ex-con Adam Stone just wants to be left alone. When a string of vandalism starts happening at his house he doesn't even bother to contact the police because he'd like to stay as far away from the police as possible. When police chief Lexie Graham finds out about the vandalism she contacts Stone to try and solve the case. She understands with his rocky past that he doesn't want to deal with the police, but he's not the only one being vandalized. Stone reluctantly agrees to help Chief Graham and when his dog is injured that's the final straw for him. When a local boy, with a history like Stones, is linked to the case the chief asks Stone to mentor the boy. She feels that maybe if he spends some time with someone that went down the wrong path that he might chose another path. While working this case Stone and Lexie both start to develop feelings for each other. Stone isn't sure as an ex-con he can have a relationship with Lexie. A book is always good, in my opinion, when it has both romance and mystery. Irene Hannon has delivered both of those yet again to us in another wonderful book. Check it out at Amazon.