It is said that it is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. In this debut novel by Brian Fiebig, Karl Adler has never known love from any source, until he meets a young woman who is even more reserved, shy and composed than he is. And she completely takes his breath away. They both realize that there is a connection between themselves, one so subtle yet incredibly powerful that it seems like fate has created each for the other. Raised to be a complete gentleman, and a selfless loner, Karl lacks the confidence and skills to do more than protect her, and keeps his feelings for her to himself. For Karl, love may be patient, but it is not kind to him. He is intimidated by her, his feelings for her, and his knowledge that all is for naught if she feels nothing in return. But when he is backed into a corner of his own making, he has no choice but to express his love for her, recognizing it for the truth that it is. In vino, Veritas. The truth will set you free. For Karl, the truth may come in love returned. Or in a bullet.