A New York Times bestseller. With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin. Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she's found sanctuary. But in this world teeming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all. Rio is a native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess. He is something to be desired . . . and feared.