"Ellie wheeled around again and saw him as he grabbed her with a tattooed arm, stifling her scream with a forearm pressed over her mouth. She struggled, twisted her head and saw that he held a jagged piece of heavy branch in his free hand. He pressed harder, showing her he had even greater strength he could bring to bear if he had to. . . ."
Ellie Coleman wants justice.
Her father Aaron was viciously assaulted by Robert Lee Maggard six months earlier, and she is obsessed with making sure that Maggard pays, and pays dearly.
Robert Lee Maggard wants revenge.
He meant to kill Aaron Coleman, but came up short. And now Aaron's daughter is pushing his trial forward, a trial that he thought he'd avoided with a plea bargain.
When the chaos of a raging flood provides Maggard the opportunity to engineer a violent escape from jail, he steals a boat and heads toward the isolated farmhouse where Ellie and her father are stranded by floodwaters as wide as a lake.
Ellie Coleman wants justice. Robert Lee Maggard wants revenge. Only one of them will prevail...