Carrying out a hit-and-run victim’s deathbed wish, a young woman turns to a former Special Forces commando for help when she becomes the target of a twisted killer
When she arrived at the scene of a hit-and-run, Atlanta reporter-turned-paramedic Kirke Palmer didn’t expect to end up carrying out a deathbed wish. But now, bound by her promise to a man she couldn’t save, Kirke tries to track down someone named Mitch Edwards. She’s soon blindsided by a stranger who claims to be the victim’s brother . . . a rugged, guarded man who radiates danger and arouses irresistible desire.
Jake Kelly just spent seven years in a high-security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The former Special Forces commando came to Atlanta to meet the CIA operative who supposedly died in a South American sting gone awry. Except now Del Cox is really dead, and Jake has only two leads. One is the paramedic he witnessed taking an envelope from Cox before he died.
With Kirke under attack and the ghosts from his military past back on the radar, Jake races to find out who betrayed him on that fateful final mission. And time is running out.
Former special forces commando Jake Kelly did time for theft of government property after cash and diamonds disappeared during a South American sting. Finally out of prison, Jake is in Atlanta to meet someone who claims to have evidence that will clear his name-and who is soon a hit-and-run victim. Looking on at the scene, Jake realizes that the victim is someone he thought had been killed in South America; he's further startled to recognize a CIA agent who's supposed to be dead. When Jake sees reporter-turned-paramedic Kirke Palmer take an envelope from the dying victim at the scene, he knows she's in danger. He poses as the victim's brother to gain her confidence, and there's something about this attractive, silent man with guarded eyes that makes Kirke want to trust him. Full of well-timed action scenes and a believable cast (including an extraordinary African gray parrot named Merlin), the latest from Potter (Pure Pleasure) is a well-paced and smartly told romantic thriller.