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 on the subject of John Medina, the CIA's mythical Black Ops expert who works within the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. he's a digital invisible guy, with out acquaintances, many enemies, and a cloud of suspicion surrounding the demise of his spouse. And not anyone is familiar with the risks higher than Niema Burdock. a pointy, steely nerved communications specialist, Niema and her husband, Dallas, labored part via facet with Medina on an explosive project that went tragically flawed.
She may perhaps pay attention 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 wish 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Now Niema has withdrawn to a quiet Intelligence place, and a secure -- if predictable -- lifestyles that has helped her heal her scars from 5 years in the past.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 providing 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 off by way of going undercover and successful his belief. operating her means into his glamorous international of embassy galas and unique 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 procedure starts to crack, Niema and John take flight in an odd 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 no the opposite.
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He had forgotten that once and let a woman get close to him; hell, he had even married her. Venetia had been a disaster, both professionally and personally, and in the fourteen years since he had been strictly solo. Several times during the past five years he had been relieved that Niema Burdock probably hated his guts. That put her safely out of his range and killed the occasional temptation to get in touch with her. It was better that way. He would just check on her now and then, make certain she was all right-after all, he'd promised Dallas he would take care of her-and that would be that.
Niema forced herself to ignore the sensations generated by having John's tall, hard-muscled body against hers, his arms wrapped around her in various holds as he patiently instructed her on how to break those holds. They both worked up a sweat, and he kept at it until she was panting for breath. " she finally asked. "We can stop any time you want," he said, surprised. "Great. " "I don't want to make you sore. " "There's some water in the fridge over there. " She fetched a bottle of cold water from the rusty refrigerator standing in the corner and settled down on the mat to watch.
Those days were over, though. She was through taking risks. "I never thanked you," she murmured. " His eyebrows lifted in surprise, and he slanted a quick look at her. " She got the impression he wasn't just surprised, but astounded. "For getting me out of Iran," she explained and wondered why she needed to. " Basket case was actually a better description. Long patches of those days were lost from her memory; she couldn't remember leaving the hut at all. She did remember walking through the cold, dark mountains, her emotional misery so intense that she hadn't felt any physical pain.
All the Queen's Men by Linda Howard