Die For Me
When the first victim is found in a snow-covered Philadelphia field, Detective Vito Ciccotelli enlists the aid of archaeologist Sophie Johannsen to determine exactly what lies beneath the frozen ground. Despite years of unearthing things long buried, nothing can prepare Sophie for the matrix of graves dug with chilling precision. It's the empty graves terrify her--the killer isn't done yet. He is cold and calculating, the master of a twisted game. Even with Vito and Sophie hot on his trail, he will not stop. One more empty grave must be filled, and one last scream must be heard--the scream of an archaeologist who is too close for comfort and too near to resist....
Vito Ciccotelli - Hero
Tough-talking, motorcycle-riding Philadelphia homicide cop, Vito is fiercely loyal to his brothers Dino, Tino, Gino, and his sister Tess. The tall, broad-shouldered, dark-haired leather-jacketed crime buster doesn't have room in his heart for anyone but family, but after he meets a tall, motorcycle-loving blonde, things could change.
Sophie Johannsen - Heroine
Tall and strong, Sophie Johannsen is a beautiful woman with a quick temper, an agile mind, and a soft heart. At Philadelphia's Albright History Museum, she is a curator who would rather be out in the field on a dig any day. Sophie feels most at home in jeans and work boots and hardly ever wears makeup. But that doesn't keep her from being admired by Detective Vito Ciccotelli when he enlists her help with some crime scene archeology. Trouble is, it seems like Vito's already taken and Sophie refuses to see her own history repeat itself.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Daniel is avowed to law and order. It makes perfect sense given his background: his brother Simon was a serial killer, enabled by the parents he ultimately murdered. It's a lot to live down but Daniel is tough. His blue eyes, golden hair, and hard body make him attractive to women, but driven by his GBI work, he hasn't given much thought to finding love - that is, until the beautiful Alex Fallon walks into his life.
Dark, with dangerously pirate-like good looks, Luke works for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. His partner is homicide specialist, Daniel Vartanian, but for the last year, Luke has been on Internet crimes assignment. The GBI has uncovered a ring that lures teenagers via chat rooms, for deadly and diabolical purposes. When Daniel introduces Luke to his sister, Susannah, Luke's protective instincts go into overdrive as he feels himself drawn to the damaged young woman. As the Internet crime heats up, Luke discovers a connection to Susannah's past that threatens their chance for happiness - and their lives.
Lovely, petite Susannah leaves her job in New York City to attend her parents' funeral in Dutton, Georgia - and to testify in a rape trial for crimes committed by her dead brother Simon and his band of surviving 'rich boys,' perpetrated thirteen years ago. Susannah was one of the victims. Her brother, Daniel, a Special Agent, has asked his friend and partner, Luke, to help Susannah with evidence-gathering for the trial and an attraction builds. But a new crime wave begins in Dutton; one that ties to Susannah's past and threatens her life as well as her chance for love.