After the FBI suspends her for bending its rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life.
Sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track, Raleigh takes on a double life to find out whoÆs fixing the races. But when horses start dying and then her own life is threatened, Raleigh realizes something biggerùand more sinisterùis ruining Emerald Meadows.
SheÆs never felt more alone.
Her one contact with the FBI is Special Agent Jack Stephanson, a guy who seems to jump from antagonistic to genuine friend depending on the time of day. And she canÆt turn to her family for support. TheyÆre off-limits while sheÆs undercover, and her mother isnÆt speaking to her anyway, having been confined to a mental hospital following a psychotic breakdown. Adding insult to her isolation, RaleighÆs fiancΘ wants them to begin their life togetherùnowùprecisely when sheÆs been ordered not to be herself.
With just days left before the season ends, Raleigh races to stop the killing and find out whoÆs behind the trackÆs trouble, all the while trying to determine if Jack is friend or foe, and whether marrying her fiancΘ will make things betterùor worse.
Raleigh is walking through the darkest night sheÆs faced, searching for a place where the stars shine bright.
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