by John Hart
Hitman Michael wants out, but the gang has threatened to kill his pregnant girlfriend and his brother, Julian, whom Michael hasn’t seen for 20 years. A violent incident in their childhood, which they spent in a North Carolina orphanage, led to Michael fleeing and Julian's adoption by a wealthy senator’s wife. Michael returns to North Carolina to ascertain Julian’s safety, but danger follows. Childhood secrets resurface, forcing Michael to return to places he had left far behind. He also finds an unexpected ally in Abigail Vane, Julian’s adoptive mother, who has dark secrets of her own.