On the run and under fire
Providing medical relief in a war-torn region helps Alex Peters forget his past and focus on the jobdelivering babies. Less easy to overlook is his blonde comrade-at-arms, who knows nothing of the trouble he's running from. Katie McCloud makes the assignment bearable, although her perky innocence proves to be an arousing distraction. Then, as combat explodes around them, their only option is flight.
A kindergarten teacher seeking adventure, Katie hoped this humanitarian missionand the mysterious, sexy doctor sharing itwould push her out of her comfort zone. With Alex, she starts taking tantalizing risks and becoming the survivor she knew she could be.
But back on U.S. soil, Alex and Katie face a new threat, and this time they're the target. Forced into close confines, neither can believe the other isn't the intended mark. With only each other to depend onand suspectAlex and Katie can't avoid the simmering attraction between them. But to stay alive, they'll have to trust more deeply than ever before .
In Dees's first full-length romantic suspense novel, kindergarten teacher and translator Katie McCloud volunteers for Doctors Unlimited's obstetrical mission to remote and dangerous (and fictional) Zaghastan. She must depend on Dr. Alex Peters, a man with a mysterious past, to protect her from religious zealots who don't want pregnant women to get medical care. Alex is himself being stalked by someone hard to know whom, since he's annoyed the American Mafia, the Russian mob, the CIA, and the FSB (Russia's national security service). Katie's brother and Alex's father are spies for America and Russia, respectively, and many other people are not whom they seem. Alex, a convicted murderer, wants redemption and a new life. Katie wants adventure and she finds it! They both want to rely on each other, but aren't sure they can. Distrust and lust interweave as the unlikely lovers run for their lives. Dees (The Medusa Project), a former military pilot and spy, flavors this tightly plotted thriller with military authenticity that's somewhat undermined by stereotypes of Russia and the Middle East.