A single blood-red rose -- with a needle through its heart -- is left on her doorstep. A hooded figure wielding a sacrificial dagger watches from beyond her window. Someone wants Kimberly Sawyer to feel very afraid. And they're succeeding. They've driven the successful mystery writer to do something she rarely does -- ask for help. But maybe that's part of the plan. Maybe someone wants Kim to stay at Darius Cavenaugh's Napa Valley vineyard for a reason. Is she walking into a trap or into the arms of a man who promises to protect her?