New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose returns with a new thriller in her chilling Cincinnati series. Michael Rowland is not your typical teenager. Deaf from birth, he´s always looked out for his five-year-old brother, Joshua. When his stepfather comes after Joshua, Michael takes the child and runs. He´s determined to protect his brother at all costs, even if that means making himself vulnerable to a danger he can´t hear coming. And the danger intensifies when Michael witnesses a stranger kill his stepfather. Desperate and afraid, the boys have nowhere else to go but to Joshua´s soccer coach, journalist and ex-Army ranger Diesel Kennedy. When Diesel sees that Michael is injured, he takes them to see Dr. Dani Novak--not only because she´s fluent in American Sign Language, but because he´s drawn to her and everything she stands for. She never refuses Diesel´s requests--because she, too, feels their connection--but she resists him for reasons she doesn´t want to confess. When Dani and Diesel learn that Michael saw the face of his stepfather´s killer, they fear for his safety. But they quickly discover that it´s even worse than they feared: They may have a serial killer on their hands--and all signs point to Michael as the next target.