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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.
A Texas Ranger with a tarnished badge...
An enemy hell-bent on revenge...
And the female judge caught in the middle.
Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt has turned his life around, and now he wants his daughter back. Judge Holly Spencer is presiding over the custody case, and she's not sure about Crawford's chequered past.
Before she can render her decision, fate intervenes when a masked gunman bursts into the courtroom. Crawford saves Holly from a bullet - but his instinctive heroism only serves to underline his reckless nature.
Crawford is determined to protect the judge and catch the culprit. But if he doesn't toe the line, will he ever get his daughter back? And Holly must decide between staying professional... or giving in to the forbidden attraction between them.
Praise for Sandra Brown
'Suspense that has teeth'
'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller'
'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!'
Bestseller Brown's highly recognizable brand of romantic suspense is on full display as the fates of rugged Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt and Judge Holly Spencer collide in the courtroom, in the bedroom, and in a desperate attempt to save reputations and lives. Crawford's hearing before Holly is to seek custody of his five-year-old daughter, Georgia, who's currently living with her late mother's parents, Grace and Joe Gilroy. A gunman interrupts the hearing at the Prentiss County Courthouse in Prentiss, Tex., by firing wildly, killing a bailiff. Crawford shields Holly and turns the attack into a chase that leads to the rooftop, where a sniper kills the gunman. In the aftermath, Joe warns Crawford that his "grandstanding" at the courthouse threatens his chances of winning custody, and Holly fears an enemy of hers will use the courthouse tragedy to discredit her. Things get worse for them both, complicated by their growing attraction to each other. Crawfordtries to protect Holly from those out to ruin her, but he's trapped by Sgt. Neal Lester, a senior detective, and Joe, who files a restraining order against him. Brown (Mean Streak) expertly ratchets up passion and danger as Crawford fights for his life, his daughter, and his new love.