C.B.Day skillfully weaves together the high stakes world of paranormal romance, Las Vegas gambling, international human trafficking, and angelic doomsday lore in this blisteringly-paced sequel to Locked. Hope thought she'd left her past -- including her mysterious childhood abduction, the unexplained Mark on her neck, and her father's crazy rantings -- behind when she moved to Atlanta. Instead, her past collides with her present when she learns that she is part of an ancient prophecy, her Mark singling her out as the Bearer of the Key that will unlock Heaven's Gate to the Fallen Angels, and that her friend, Michael, is really the Archangel who must defend Heaven at all costs. Michael promises Hope that together, they can find the Key and destroy it before the Fallen discover it. Hope wants to believe him -- but can she trust him? Or does his role mean he is destined to kill Hope, ensuring the Prophecy never comes true? When he takes her to Las Vegas in search of clues and her friend, Maria, who has disappeared into the human trafficking network once again, Hope finds herself in a dangerous dance. Caught between the worlds of angelic intrigue, high stakes gambling, and human trafficking, she can afford no missteps as they try to discover what the Key actually is while infiltrating the ring of criminals they suspect has Maria. But with Michael's increasingly erratic behavior and her own undeniable attraction to him heating things up, how long will it be before things come to a head? This, the second installment of The Heaven's Gate trilogy, is packed with memorable characters, historical and biblical allusion, and plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.