New York Times–bestselling author: A woman is targeted after taking over her family business in Texas . . .“Unforgettable characters and a high-octane plot” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Five weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather’s grave. Now she’s burying Drake Trucking’s top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats, and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe—Lincoln Cain.
Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling—and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly’s granddad he’d protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he’s the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm.
But Linc’s money can’t protect Carly from the men who’ll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won’t sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close . . . and fight like hell.
“As the suspense unfurls at a breathtaking pace, readers will be captivated by this tale of drug dealers, foreign terrorists, bloody violence, and hot, steamy sex, all leading to a shocking ending.” —Publishers Weekly
“I love her books!” —Linda Lael Miller
In this standalone novel of romantic suspense, Martin (Into The Whirlwind) whips together unforgettable characters and a high-octane plot with more twists and turns than a street in San Francisco. Former flight attendant Carly Drake returns to the town of Iron Springs, Tex., to take over the trucking business that was owned by her recently deceased grandfather, Joe. In short order, one of her top drivers is murdered, Carly's life is threatened, and former tough guy Lincoln Cain steps into the picture. A crime boss named El Jefe wants Carly's trucking business to help him traffic illegal cargo and makes it clear the choice is cooperation or death. Independent to a fault, Carly tries first to handle things on her own before conceding that she needs help from Linc. Now a wealthy trucking entrepreneur himself, Linc never forgot the trust that Joe showed him after a regrettable teenage mistake and just before Joe died, he asked Linc to keep Carly safe. Carly knows the devastatingly good-looking Linc won't lay a hand on her, but he quickly captures her heart. As the suspense unfurls at a breathtaking pace, readers will be captivated by this tale of drug dealers, foreign terrorists, bloody violence, and hot, steamy sex, all leading to a shocking ending. Martin's fans and newcomers alike will enjoy every moment of this thrill ride.