Simon Baptiste's latest SG-5 mission just went off the rails, meaning it’s a good time to take care of some business at home. He's got old enemies in Bayou Allain, Louisiana who won't exactly roll out the red carpet. But Simon's first night back is more than he bargained for. Not only has the homestead gone to hell, but there's a half-naked woman hiding inside—a woman whose face Simon knows all too well. It's Michelina Ferrer, the sultry spokesmodel for her family's Ferrer fragrance empire—and Simon's been staring at her picture on a billboard outside his Manhattan apartment for weeks.
Micky Ferrer came to Bayou Allain looking for her old college friend, only to discover that Lisa Landry has been missing for days. As soon as Micky starts asking questions, someone runs her car off the road. She's hiding out in the old Baptiste place when Simon shows up—and he's the hottest thing she's laid eyes on since she got to town. Simon agrees that something strange is going on and that Lisa's disappearance may be tied to it. As he and Micky search for answers, the sweltering heat makes it hard to keep their heads straight or their hands off each other... even as they unravel the small-town secrets that some people are willing to kill for.