By Linda Howard
In six New York Times bestsellers, together with her smashing hardcover debut Now you notice Her, Linda Howard has seamlessly melded exciting sensuality and heart-pounding dramatic rigidity. Now she brings again the elusive hero who first seemed in her acclaimed page-turner Kill and Tell -- in a brand new blockbuster that's half suspense, half ardour, and natural Linda Howard.
not anyone can get with regards to John Medina, the CIA's mythical Black Ops professional who works within the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. he's a digital invisible guy, without acquaintances, many enemies, and a cloud of suspicion surrounding the dying of his spouse. And nobody is familiar with the hazards higher than Niema Burdock. a pointy, steely nerved communications specialist, Niema and her husband, Dallas, labored part through aspect with Medina on an explosive project that went tragically fallacious.
She might listen all of it play out, horribly, at the radio: Dallas trigger the detonators at John Medina's command -- and located himself trapped within the crossfire. In a shattering blast, Niema's desire and her love have been destroyed...
Now Niema has withdrawn to a quiet Intelligence place, and a secure -- if predictable -- lifestyles that has helped her heal her scars from 5 years in the past. and he or she by no means deliberate to determine Medina back.
yet now John Medina wishes her...
A French fingers broker is offering overseas terrorist devices, and John Medina needs to infiltrate his compound and crack the lethal ring. yet purely Niema can plant the undetectable insects had to nail the cautious and well-connected broker -- a feat that starts through going undercover and successful his belief. operating her means into his glamorous global of embassy galas and specific events, Niema steps rigorously throughout a minefield of intimate secrets and techniques, luring the Frenchman whereas inviting catastrophe with each refined and seductive play. but if their cautious approach starts off to crack, Niema and John take flight in a wierd land -- and locate their partnership sparking with an erotically charged, unquenchable electrical energy. In an international of deception, something is obvious: John Medina has once more set Niema on a freefall into chance and wish -- and one cannot exist with out the opposite.
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Blaming Medina would have been easy, much easier than blaming herself. But the inner steel that had attracted Dallas to her in the first place made it impossible, after his death, for her to do anything but face the truth: When Medina approached her and Dallas about the job, Dallas wanted to decline. She was the one who wanted to take it. She could tell herself that the job had been important, and it had been, but there had been others Medina could have recruited if she and Dallas had turned him down.
It was after Hadi had "liberated" a 1968 Ford Fairlane from the Iranian village, and they had driven into Tehran together. Then Hadi had split off, and she and Medina had gone on alone. She had been feverish and aching, battered by grief and guilt, barely functional. Medina had taken care of her. When the nail wound in her arm became infected, from somewhere he procured a vial of antibiotic and gave her an injection. He made certain she ate and slept, and he got her across the border into Turkey.
I haven't. " Before, she had been irritated and disbelieving; now she was downright astounded. She slammed the door with a thud. ""You paid for a private agency to watch me? " He was coming back up the dark hall toward her, Because he was wearing black, he was difficult to see; only his fade and bare arms and hands made him visible. Part of it was the way he moved, she thought absently. He was fluid, noiseless; you had to rely only on your eyes to detect him, because he was utterly silent. "John," he said.