The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive Navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team's finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
"No man left behind" is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego's honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.
Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger's path.
This flimsy second book of Weber's SEAL Brotherhood series follows the ultraelite Poseidon team on a mission to a California suburb; why SEALs are undertaking a landlocked mission on U.S. soil is never explained. Diego Torres is tapped to lead Operation Hammerhead and retrieve a hostage while securing sensitive intelligence. When disaster strikes, he is forced to leave behind the body of a slain brother in arms. Harper Maclean is a single mom and interior decorator whose elegant life is interrupted by the news of her child's father being killed in action on Operation Hammerhead. But when rumors spread that her ex is alive, Diego and his team infiltrate her neighborhood in search of answers. He compromises his principles to get close to Harper, becoming far more intimate than he intended. Weber creates an improbable adventure of low risk and strange, sometimes illegal choices by her protagonists, with a tense and frantic romance at its center. The SEALs on Diego's team are the literary equivalent of a stripper peeling off a fake uniform, titillating but with no hint of military authenticity. The conclusion is typically heroic, and it is as unsatisfying as the romantic denouement.