Despite a traumatic childhood in Cold Creek, Ohio, the Lockwood sisters have reunited there for the wedding of youngest sister Tess to the town's sheriff. Maid of honor Kate Lockwood is determined to break through best man Grant Mason's defenses. An anthropologist, Kate is particularly interested in the prehistoric Adena civilization that once called the area home. A large burial mound sits on Mason family land, and Kate wants permission to excavate. But Grant refuses and tells Kate to stay away from the mound.
When Kate comes under attack, she is certain that it is connected to the burial mound. Grant seems concerned for Kate's safety, but despite their explosive attraction she can't help but feel that he's hiding something. Can Kate trust the man she's come to love, or will the wrong decision be her final act?
Contains mature themes.