Accused of murder, convicted of throwing a game for the mob, former Dallas Cowboys superstar Griff Burkett spent five years in federal prison. Now a free man, the fallen quarterback has no prospects -- and, worse, no forgiveness -- in football-crazy Texas. But there is someone willing to pay millions for Griff's services -- airline CEO Foster Speakman and his wife, Laura. It's a provocative and lucrative job offer Griff can't refuse, demanding only his absolute secrecy. But in this high-stakes game, Griff finds himself falling in love with Laura Speakman and racing to protect them both from a ruthless nemesis from his past. Now, plunged into the spotlight of suspicion as the clock winds down, Griff's future -- and his life -- hinge on one last perfect play.