Ardent Salvation, the final chapter in the Ardent Trilogy, finds Nikki in the clutches of human traffickers. Desperate to return to their homeland, the Uzbekistanis are using her as a pawn to force Daniel to let them leave the United States and return to Uzbekistan. Will the Uzbekistanis hold their end of the bargain and free her once they have a safe passage to their home country? Or will they double cross Daniel and smuggle Nikki overseas where she will lose Daniel and her unborn child forever? If the human traffickers do hold up their end of the bargain, will Nikki ever realize her dream of a life with Daniel free of Lobo whose obsession with her is unmoving.