The New York Times bestselling author continues the Bannon Brothers trilogy with a gripping novel of peril and passion.
Rugged. Tall. Built to last. Linc Bannon has it all—and he’s there every time Kenzie needs him. Their mission is to serve their country stateside, Linc in high-level intelligence, Kenzie training combat dogs. Independent and sexy, Kenzie is definitely one of a kind—and the only one he wants. But if you ask her, she doesn’t need a hero in her life.
Until two of her friends, thousands of miles apart, are suddenly struck down. One, a soldier, is dead; the other, a civilian, is barely alive. Linc goes into action and uncovers a lethal web connecting the tragic events. A killer is at large, unhinged and with unfinished business. Now Kenzie has no choice but to join forces with the one man who can get past her defenses . . .
Praise for Janet Dailey and her novels
“Dailey confirms her place as a top mega-seller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Evocative, flavorful . . . Dailey casts her spell.”—Publishers Weekly
“Romance and suspense blend seamlessly into the tightly crafted plot.”—Romantic Times
Bestseller Dailey's second Bannon Brothers contemporary western (after Trust) attempts suspense but never reaches a satisfying conclusion. Middle brother Linc Bannon sees news footage of a horrible car accident and recognizes the license plate of his longtime crush, Kenzie. Linc rushes to find her, only to discover it was Kenzie's friend Christine in the car. Kenzie, a former soldier who still works with the military, believes the crash was more than just an accident and enlists Linc, a federal intelligence agent, to help her find out what happened. They discover a conspiracy involving failed military armor and a psychopathic stalker. Kenzie and Linc's romance progresses at a realistically slow speed, sweet rather than sexy, as they take time to get to know each other while facing crises, and Kenzie's relationships with both Linc and Christine show satisfying depth, but readers are likely to identify the stalker and piece together the conspiracy far earlier than the heroes do.