Jena Leigh Hawk is a newspaperwoman who is looking for her family. She decides to go to Galvaston, Texas, where her family originated, to see if she can locate any of her brothers and sisters. Jena decides to keep working at the Galvaston paper using her pen name, J.L. Rebel, who everyone thinks is a man. Her first assignment is to investigate the murder of a local prostitute.
Colonol Clay Madison has just been reassigned to Galvaston and has placed the city under martial law. He is in charge of the investigation of the prostitute since there were reports that the woman had been seen with an army sergeant. When J.L. Rebel comes to office to research the story, he is astounded that he is actually a beautiful woman whom he is instantly attracted. Jena feels an attraction to Clay also, but she decides fight it and treats him with anger at his lack of progress with the case.
Clay and Jena become closer as the both search for answers, and they consummate their passion. As they admit their love for one another, and decide to marry, Jena finds herself stalked by the same killer who has killed other women. Clay fights to keep Jena safe as the danger surrounds them and threatens to overwhelm them.
This report prepared by Angel Manners