The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy… Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman. An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he’s still haunted by those who died… Cormac McGrady’s sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race & winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for revenge or dies for love.