When Lucas Brody stops by a small farm to ask for water for his horse, a beautiful young woman greets him with a pistol in her hand. Martha Thompson soon realises she’s made a mistake – she needs this drifter’s help desperately. Exhausted, alone and afraid, Martha collapses and must rely on the stranger for her very life. But can she trust him? Someone is trying to steal her land. Luke vows to discover who is tearing down her fences – and manages to put himself directly in harm’s way. Bushwhacked, tortured and left for dead by the ruthless gang of outlaws, he struggles back to the farm, only to discover it has been burned down. On the edge of death in the bitter cold of night the wolves are closing in. Luke saves one bullet. Time is short and Luke eventually has a decision to make. He’ll do anything to protect Martha, the woman he has come to love… the woman with eyes like the sea.