Nurse Beth Shaw is having a very bad day. Not only has she been sentenced to the horrible prison planet of Ackron-Nine for the death of her son, she's also had the bad luck to crash land on it. As she tries to help the other passengers and get her bearings, she's rescued by a deadly, and unlikely, hero. Lucky for Beth her life is about to be changed forever, and her heart will never be the same. Magnus Stone is a prisoner turned marshal, whose time on Ackron-Nine has stripped him of every human emotion. That is, until he meets the beautiful and kindly Beth Shaw. Now she has him hot and bothered all the time. Magnus thinks it might be time to rebuild his life with this new and fascinating woman. If only he can keep her alive long enough to do it.