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Meet Ruan Martinez, a 27 year old Latina, world class runner, and NYPD cop with the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She's young, she's brash and a bundle of conflicting feelings which she desperately tries to cope with. Running is her love, obsession and escape. While running with her partner in Central Park, Ruan interrupts an assault on a young woman. This seemingly routine incident propels her into a whirlpool of emotion, conspiracy and violence. With her life on the line she tastes the deep passionate craving for intimacy that is unleashed in the love for the men and women she encounters on her run to save herself. Her quest to find peace leads to the uncovering of a haunting family secret that takes her back to her roots in Puerto Rico. Gene Schwarz is a psychoanalyst who lives, works and plays in Colorado.