took a split second's distraction by Secret Service agent, Sean
King, for the assassin to kill the candidate he was supposed to
no defense, and retired from the Service. Eight years later he has
come to terms with his past in a small town in Virginia. He is practicing
law and working as a part time deputy.
Michelle Maxwell with her squad is protecting a third part candidate
when she is distracted by a grieving widow. In that split second
her charge is kidnapped. Remembering King's experience she approaches
him for help to discover how and why the candidate was kidnapped.
they look for answers which seem to indicate that the two events,
even though so far removed in time, are related. They are joined
by King's former Secret Service partner and flame, Jan Dillinger,
who now has her own protection service and who has been hired to
find the kidnapped candidate.
action is swift and suspenseful, full of twists and turns. The interplay
between Maxwell, King and Dillinger is intriguing and deceptive.
The characters are developed in depth with understanding of the
feelings of regret and frustration of the agents. There is much
information about the workings of the Secret Service and the stresses
on its agents.