It’s the same routine every night, and country music superstar Teddy Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
7:00 pm: Arena doors open and fans fill the stands.
7:45 pm: Lights go out and spotlights come on.
7:46 pm: Energy from concert-goers reaches an ear-spitting crescendo.
7:47 pm: Teddy takes the stage and begins to sing.
But tonight, something is off.
It starts when a stage light malfunctions and sends sparks into the air. It continues when his drummer stops playing and stares slack-jawed in Teddy’s direction. It dawns on him when a fan doubles-over and a red stain spreads across her shirt. Something isn’t just off tonight.
Someone in the crowd is shooting a gun.
And it’s up to a female bodyguard he’s never met before to save his life.