Pinkerton detective Garrison McGuire is a man on a mission: find his orphaned nieces, ensure their well-being, and return to Chicago’s darkest alleyways where he can appease his conscience. Unfortunately, he can’t help the pull he feels to the woman who gambles, misquotes scripture and rescues orphans.
Darbigal O’Donnell never had much use for God after her parents traded her for a pick-axe and a shovel, but that doesn’t stop her from carrying on the legacy of the godly man who rescued her from a life of prostitution by saving young girls in similar situations, even if it means breaking the law. When she robs a train on its way to Coaly Creek and shoots the wrong man, she begins to discover there is more to life than revenge.
Can this hard-edged detective soften enough to admit his unconditional love to the outlaw who won his heart and the children she protects?