Sparks and bullets fly when a woman on the run meets an undercover cop in this romantic thriller by a New York Times–bestselling author.
After escaping from a cult just before her eighteenth birthday, all Pippa Smith can do is hide. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo.
Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to put him together with his gorgeous and mysterious neighbor. With their fates entwined, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself—or Pippa's fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock.
“Fans of J.D. Robb will love Zanetti’s series.” —Booklist
Zanetti's first Requisition Force romantic thriller explodes with action, spice, and humor. Pippa Smith is in hiding, borderline agoraphobic, forever looking over her shoulder, and ducking away from security cameras after escaping life in a cult just before her 18th birthday. Isaac, the cult's leader, is still searching for her seven years later. Malcolm West, her new next door neighbor in Cottage Grove, is a former undercover detective with PTSD from an op gone badly. Little do they know, their meeting is orchestrated by Angus Force, a former FBI profiler and head of a brand new branch of the Homeland Defense Department. Neither Pippa nor Malcolm is ready or willing to trust yet, but they find themselves pulled deeper into the lives they're running from when the HDD assigns Malcolm to protect Pippa while getting information from her that can be used to target the cult. Beautifully developed characters pair well with an enticingly suspenseful story to create just enough tension to capture readers without being overwhelming.
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