Jean Hackensmith’s Checkmate
A victim of spousal abuse, Caryn’s ex-husband bound her and their children hand and foot, locked them in the bathroom, and set the house on fire.
They managed to escape with their lives, and Dan Hamilton was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for the crime.
He’s out now, though, and the rules in his sadistic game allow Caryn only twelve “moves” before she dies.
Zach Riker, Cheyenne’s Fire Chief, was the first paramedic on the scene eighteen years ago.
He saved Caryn’s life. Now she is his life and he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman he has come to love.