Why should a man want to destroy his brother? Or his brother's wife? For John Smith, a man without conscience, a soul incapable of redemption, the motive was simple. Someone who had stolen the only person he had ever loved--his twin brother, Cannon. And Johnny would stop at nothing to be his brother's keeper once more. When Cannon, sometime bomb-maker and artist, is released from prison he goes into hiding, eschewing Johnny's destructive and overwhelming brand of brotherly love. He turns instead to Sarah Fortune, a lawyer whose rag-tag clients draw her into their own desperate lives. Sarah Fortune finds herself centre stage in a drama of extraordinary proportions when she takes on Cannon's cause, concealing him and his wife, Julie, from the brother intent on hunting them down.