The High Road.  Magnus Agent Tyler Cliff is a bit of a maverick except when it comes to his research.  When a weapon he meticulously vetted fails to work as designed he insists on leading the effort to find out why.  For the scientist who likes to keep emotion out of it – it’s personal.

The Low Road.  She may be from a small town, but Caroline Bennett is far from helpless when it comes to life.  When a perfect stranger shows up at her door claiming he has questions only she can answer, she agrees to help, with a catch.  

The End Game.  As the meticulous scientist goes about trying to get what he needs while keeping the woman with the answers alive he learns that his precious methodology won’t get him what he wants and it’s a mistake to underestimate a country girl.