"When Trevor MacDaniel, high country outfitter, rescues a toddler -- Natalie Reeve's nephew -- from the jaws of a mountain lion, he can't foresee the far-reaching consequences of his action ... how it will entwine his life with gifted sculptor, Natalie Reeve, and how it will attract a grim admirer. Trevor's need to guard and protect is born of tragedy, prompting his decision to become a search and rescue volunteer. Natalie, an eidetic savant, processes emotional images that lodge in her mind by sculpting faces in clay. She displays her nature statues at her gallery, but hides the faces that are equal parts gift and disability. Drawn by the heroic story of the child's rescue, a twisted soul sees Trevor as both archangel and adversary, and threatens the peaceful mountain community by preying on the weak. Chief Jonah Westfall, strapped for personnel and resources, must rely on Trevor and Natalie to unravel the threat posed by someone who identifies with the fallen angel of Milton's Paradise Lost" -- Cover verso.