Ballantine Books/Random House, Inc.
Date: July 2003
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Faith V. Smith
Notes: Explicit Sexual content
Brockmann gives readers another breath-taking tale with her latest
Sam Starrett makes an unscheduled trip to Sarasota, Florida to discover
why his almost ex-wife has not returned his phone calls, he finds
more than he wanted to; a dead woman presumed to be the mother of
his child. For the first time in his Navy Seal career, his training
leaves him. He calls the only person that can help-but Alyssa Locke,
the woman he loves and who he left for another-arrives on the scene
is stunned when the man from her past calls. She is torn by her
emotions; she would love to tell him to take a hike, but when Sam
tells her Mary Lou was murdered and he can't find his daughter Haley,
she scrambles into full alert as an FBI operative. And when her
plane touches down in the Sunshine State, she finds a different
man from the "love 'em and leave 'em cowboy" who stole
her heart several years before.
Sam knows Alyssa will never forgive him, but her promise to help
him gives him hope; they can at least be friends. When her boss
gives them forty-eight hours to track down any leads, he is sure
it is because Max Bhagat is in love with Alyssa himself. To make
matters worse, his former commander is being held for questioning
in a terrorism attack that now seems to involve Mary Lou; the authorities
would like nothing better than to throw Sam's butt in holding right
along with him.
her duty, but her heart is screaming for her to help Sam. Against
her better judgment, she decides to detour from her appointed route,
and when he turns to her in grief, she cannot bear to tell him no.
The flame she thought she had stamped out burns even brighter. As
they close in on the terrorist factor and get closer to recovering
Sam's daughter, she realizes that he will never be perfect-just
is the Matriarch of Romantic Suspense. She not only blends loose
ends together, she brings back characters you already know and love.
I have been a fan of hers for years and she continues to blow me
away with endearing characters and complex plots. Thank you, Suzanne.