Liz is on a temporary transfer from her secretary job in London to the Manhattan branch, New York. Running from a troubled past, she is seeking a fresh start. A staged chance meeting in a bar with the dangerous Shaun O'Riley and the direction her life takes on is one of blackmail, robbery and murder. In a foreign country away from family and with no place to hide, Liz turns to the only man whom she feels might be willing to listen and believe in her innocence. Jack Willis, a robbery/homicide detective has encountered Elizabeth on several occasions - she is linked to a suspected blackmailer, she reports an assault on her neighbor and a few days later he finds himself interviewing her at the scene of a bank heist. Jack doesn't believe in coincidences, so when the hysterical call comes through on his private line claiming she has witnessed a murder and she needs his help, Jack has a big problem on his hands. Does he succumb to the attraction he knows is mutual or cart her pretty arse off to jail?