Tabitha King travels to Mine #12 in search of one of her least reliable bounty hunters. Laurent Fox hasn't checked in for three days. Now she's determined to retrieve him and bounce him from the corporation. However, when she arrives she discovers that Laurent is injured and just barely holding off poachers. When they find a lode of pure peridot in an old, played-out shaft things get hotter. Can Tabitha trust him? Will Laurent see her as something other than the stiff beaurocrat he remembers? Will they find love under the Peridot Moon?