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A beautiful, Persian classical dancer finds love in the least expected place, the Mojave Desert. Sheila has it all: a fabulous dancing career, working the grand Las Vegas theme hotels. One thing is missing: romance, love, and passion. But when sheMoreA beautiful, Persian classical dancer finds love in the least expected place, the Mojave Desert. Sheila has it all: a fabulous dancing career, working the grand Las Vegas theme hotels. One thing is missing: romance, love, and passion. But when she meets Kris Klug under unusual circumstances, shes drawn to a man who sweeps her off her feet literally and figuratively. She discovers how her connection to Klug is the real deal. So many high-class men wanted her only as a trophy wife. Klug takes Sheila behind the illusions and gets down and dirty into gritty survival. Sheila discovers an authentic and strong side of her. Klug might guide her to safety, but she learns how to gain his heart. Is his desperate past something she can help to heal? Or will the their dangerous predicament consume them? Kris Klug struggles to forget the sweaty hands, the memories, the emotional numbness, and flashbacks. He ignores his training to use stealth, vigilance, and lethal response. All he wants is to find a normal, peaceful life again where he can leave the war behind. The Army discharges Klug without honors. He returns home. In need of a job, he relies on Uncle Fred as one of his only remaining family. Uncle Fred built Empire Trucking, hauling goods between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Over sixty years old now, Fred is eager to retire and pass his legitimate trucking company over to his nephew. A dark and dubious FBI Agent, Jaeger informs Klug that his uncle may be trafficking drugs on the side and that a gang of thugs may be his suppliers. Fred vanishes. Unaware that Fred disappeared, Klug takes a bus with 12 other passengers. He plans to meet up with Fred. Just as Klug begins an enchanting discussion with Sheila, a classical dancer working in Vegas, a drug gang hijacks the bus in the Mojave Desert, looking for money from a drug deal gone bad.