Doctoral student Cari Lopez's academic life is in a rut, but when she comes home to discover a stranger asleep on her doorstep, her personal life becomes immediately more interesting. British accountant Tristan Saunders is a kindred spirit - with a fantastic accent - and there's a connection kindling, but Cari soon learns he's made an enemy of the Bulgarian mafia. His trip to the US is far from a vacation.
The enemy is hidden, yet ominously present and always watching. And though they've known each other merely a few days, Cari and Tristan are soon on the run for their lives.
Alison Oburia's layered storytelling reveals a tale of international intrigue and complex relationships, which is distilled to its essence in two hearts. Not everything is as it appears, and people are not who they seem to be. Faced with deception at all angles, Cari must sort out what's real. If she's to stay alive - and possibly fall in love, she has to find the truth...between the lies.