Winner of the 2015 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award for Romantic Suspense.
Finalist in the National Readers' Choice Award, and The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
Single mom Vivi Vincent is thrust into her worst nightmare when she’s trapped inside a mall during a terror attack along with her eight-year-old son. With the help of Jed Brennan, an FBI special agent on enforced leave, Vivi and her son survive the assault. But the danger is far from over.
Vivi’s son may have witnessed critical details of the terrorists’ future plans and is targeted for death, but he’s mute, and he’s traumatized. Still someone launches a strike against the FBI’s safe house, and Jed fears the bad guys have an inside man. No longer knowing who to trust, he hides mother and son in a log cabin deep in the heart of the Wisconsin Northwoods. There Jed and Vivi try to figure out how to unlock the information inside her son’s head. What they don’t bargain for is the red-hot attraction that flares between them, or the extent of the sinister plot that threatens to rip apart not only any chance of happiness they might have together, but also the very fabric of American society.
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Really loved this book! Couldn’t put it down and read in just a few hours.
As with “A Cold Dark Place,” I almost didn’t put this book down until I finished. Honestly, some of the best books I’ve ever read. Already have downloaded Book 3, accidentally read Book 4 first, and will read the entire series. Very well written, an easy read, and I don’t remember even seeing a comma out of place (which greatly impresses this old typesetter and graphics woman). Now, on to Book 3......
Non stop action
Book 2 in this series starts with Vivi treating her son Michael, who is a mute, to an afternoon at a smaller size mall of America. On page 2 she is literally pushed down by a man exiting a toy store. An on leave FBI agent, Jed helps her up. One page 4 there are multiple gunshots in the mall. The running is throughout this entire book.
Michael is able to draw pictures of 3 of the terrorists. Off to a safe house, oops gun fire, off to Jed’s parents camp grounds, oops gun fire. Frazer and Parker are here as well.
This book is very action packed. More suspense than romance but the romance is still there. Interesting little quirk at the end of the book. I am so loving this series.