On assignment to help America win the War of 1812, Evan MacManus is taken prisoner by Brielle Durand--the key defender of her people\'s secret French settlement in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But when his mission becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of Brielle and the villagers, does he dare take a risk on the path his heart tells him is right?Brielle Durand is a key defender and hunter for her people\'s peace-loving French settlement in the Canadian Rockies. When a foreigner wanders too near to their secret homes, she has no choice but to disarm and capture him. She won\'t allow another massacre like the one that killed her mother a dozen years before. But now, what to do with this man who looks at her in a strange way?Evan MacManus was on assignment to find among the caves the mineral pitchblende that might help America win the War of 1812. Despite being taken prisoner, Evan is determined to complete his mission. But when that assignment becomes at odds with his growing appreciation of the villagers and Brielle, does he follow through on the promise he\'s made to his government or take a risk on the path his heart tells him is right? Either choice will spell death for someone.