Raider survived a 4 yr tour under the employ of the United States Marine Corps Bomb Division. Upon retiring out of the service with his handler due to shrapnel wounds from a mortar round Raider lived the life of a country gent in the Savannah lowlands. One night while his handler was paying for gas, the convenience store was robbed and his handler shot. Raider attacked the suspect with aggressive force and his handler now a off duty sheriff’s deputy shot and killed the suspect. Raider followed his handlers hand signals and went around checking the other wounded civilians. He found Tara Blackwood bleeding. Curious bout her having two separate heartbeats he laid with Tara, protecting her and applying pressure to her wound until authorities and help arrived.

Senior Special Agent Jerome Moore

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FBI Senior Special Agent Jerome Moore is caught off guard when a second bomb is detonated on his watch at a Republican Political Rally for appointed candidates entering for a shot at the NY Primaries in the upcoming election year. Now Moore questions whether the bomb was political or personal. Is this bomb connected to the cancer center bombing earlier in the week? Only time will tell but Senior Special Agent Moore knows that the clock is ticking to the next disaster. Until the bomber is caught no one is safe in a island filled with millions of lives. Can he convince his soon to be former Bomb Tech to retire after they make an arrest? What is the real reason behind his best friend’s retirement form the bureau to go back to the one place he swore he would never return just to take over an abandoned gun range?

Grady Blackwood

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Grady Blackwood has worked hard to ensure his daughter follows in his footsteps. When a no good delinquent from the wrong side of the tracks threatens to wreck everything he prepared her for by knocking her up then asking him for her hand in marriage Grady Blackwood did the only thing a father could do – deny his blessing and make the once angry young man before him see just how much he was ruining his daughter’s life. That was 12 years ago. While watching the news about a bomb at a NYC political rally in which his daughter attended, hearing she is injured however minor causes him distress. When he finds out his former charge Cade Benoit emceed the event it sets off a chain reaction as he begins to have a series of small strokes which causes him to distort fantasy from reality due to the lake of oxygen reaching the brain. Can Tara and Cade survive having their blossoming friendship revived into something more when events from the past endanger their future at the unstable whims of Grady Blackwood?

Maya Blackwood

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Maya Blackwood is the proud and dignified mother to fraternal twins Thompson and Tara Blackwood. Having reeled from her husband’s 1st stroke followed by the sudden shock of Thompson’s murder and Tara’s life threatening injuries, Maya has vowed to keep up appearances that everything is all right to everyone including Tara. But some secrets need to be revealed and she lays two secrets on Tara that could change Tara’s life profoundly.

Kenzie Edwards

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Kenzie is the remaining bright spot in Tara’s dark world. She would do anything to make sure Tara doesn’t get hurt again by  that no good bad boy Cade Benoit. Cause nobody but nobody will ever drag one of her friends that far down again. At least not om her watch!

Ember Jameson

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Ember Jameson is trying hard to make sense of her fiancé’s death. Having lost it following the news of his death she vowed revenge on those she deemed responsible after she lost custody of the only remaining connection to her fiance – their one year old daughter Treasure.