Alicia “Ace” Miller has always had a somewhat contentious, arms-length relationship with Las Vegas Detective Cree Bradley. She likes their level of engagement exactly where it is – non-existent, never any occasion to cross paths.
Until she needs his help.
Only the most powerful of emotions – paired with fractured memories and the unshakeable feeling that something is missing – can make Alicia seek assistance from a man whose very presence puts her on edge. However, with lives at stake, her family on the line, and a chance at filling in the blanks of her past on the verge of slipping through her fingers, her choices are limited.
He’s the perfect person to have by her side.
Cree Bradley takes his job seriously – protect and serve. Somewhere along the way, he’s realized that for many of his peers, those lines have been blurred to the point of no return… destroying his own ability to walk the straight and narrow.
Sometimes, that means walking the wrong way to do the right thing.
It means stepping through the looking glass, out of the bright lights of the strip and into a world where you don’t know who to trust, danger lurks around every corner, and long-buried secrets are alive and well.
Every twist, every turn, everyone is… a wild card, in a game where the price of losing might be death, and the only way to win… is to show each other their hands.