As an undercover agent for the NSA's Recovery Enforcement Division, Alexi Steele is no stranger to the ways and means of the country's most notorious sex criminals. Still, she's never seen anything quite like this. Girls from across the globe are being recruited for a modelling competition in New York City, only to end up as enslaved prostitutes. Now it's up to Lexi and her partner - and lover - Nicholas Donovan to infiltrate the operation. Finding the mastermind behind the sex trafficking is only one half of the challenge. The other is Nick. Even though she has always trusted him, Lexi can't help but wonder whether he's keeping something from her - a shocking secret from his past on the Special Forces unit. Meanwhile, time is running out for the victims... and Lexi may be forced to do the unthinkable to see that the job is done.