Maka Bradshaw, wildlife forensics expert, is drawn to Blue Gulch, a remote town surrounded by awesome, mysterious and deadly mountains, after the death of her friend at the hands of a cougar unlike any other. But something isn't right in the small town and one look into the mysterious amber eyes of Tocho, the man who owns the timberland where the cougar roams, and she feels her reality shift.
Tocho is more than Native American, more than a tie to the wilderness. At once irresistibly drawn to and scared half to death by the lure of his "cougar eyes", Maka takes the first step of a journey with Tocho that thrusts her into a world of primal urges and needs and forces her to question all she knows, to see the woman she is—or can be.
As she burrows deeper into the mystery surrounding her friend's death, she discovers the enigmatic Tocho holds a link to her past—and a glimpse of a future she can either run from…or embrace…if she has the courage.