With Lyle's house brunt to ashes and Ricky Malcolm's blood on Riley's hands; the secret is out and Chris is furious and looking for revenge. Dylan, Tina, Lyle, and Riley are all on the run with nothing but the cloths on their backs and each other.
Lyle has lost everything his home, his family, and most likely his job. Dylan is sick of the life of a Gangster and fed up with losing the people he cares about. Tina is just here for the ride. It's a strange group but they all have one thing in common, they all care just a little too much about Riley-Anne Elliot Swanson who's heart is hardened with the murder of her first love on her conscious and is just once stray straw away from cracking.
This sequel to A Dangerous Life picks up right where it left off. In the backseat of Dylan's car headed to nowhere. These four eventually find a nice place called Helmsdale Arizona a little town just off the coast of an oddly placed beach, a town that is all too familiar to Riley. There Lyle finds another teaching job and Riley goes back to school. They all try their best to seem normal and adapt to this new life, but it's defiantly harder than it looks. Helmsdale has its own friends and foes waiting to test the strength of Lyle and Riley's new relationship and the limits these four are willing to go to maintain their safety.
With an angry ruthless gangster on their trail who isn't willing to give up until he takes down Riley personally, enemies disguised as friends, all while trying to keep their past lives under wraps these four find out how hard it really is living Life on the Edge.