The Shepherd: The Valentine #1
Like their father, Prof. Lawrence Miller (aka The Shepherd), Lexi and her little brother Nico are lightning rods for those in greatest need. One such person shows up at their door-a little girl named Violet, Vee for short. Vee has recently escaped the clutches of a vicious killer. Traumatized but angry, the girl explains that when she was taken, she was carrying a gift for her mother. In the chaos of her escape, it was left behind. Now, Vee wants it back. She's come to ask Lexi and Nico for help, for they are all in way over their heads.