"Twisty plots, fantastic characters, and pitch perfect pacing. Fabulous!"—ALLISON BRENNAN, New York Times Bestselling Author
Buried treasure… buried feelings…all about to surface…
Anthropologist Allison Pinckney is stunned when she inherits the key to a seventeenth century pirate cipher that makes her the target of two brutal arms dealers. Now, to save those she loves, she must solve the cipher. With this perilous mission growing ever more dangerous, she reluctantly seeks help from ex-Green Beret Zack Tremaine, the one man she's been avoiding. Because if she gives into her long-buried feelings for him, it could cost them their lives.
Zack Tremaine is haunted by regrets. Years ago, he betrayed his men and lost the only woman he ever loved. Now that his men are caught in a fierce rivalry between two deadly enemies, his only hope is to team up with Allison. She holds the secret to a pirate treasure, and he must take the chance to save his men and redeem his honor. Even if she breaks his heart...again.
Deadly Force Series:
Every Deep Desire (Book 1)
One Dark Wish (Book 2)
In Search of Truth (Book 3)
Praise for Sharon Wray:
"Phenomenal!… Filled with action and passion that will leave you breathless."—Joyfully Reviewed for Every Deep Desire
"Fast-paced...full of dark secrets, betrayals, and love reunited. Intriguing, with steamy romance and forbidden love…"—Fresh Fiction for Every Deep Desire
Wray pulls out all the stops in the twisty, pulse-pounding third Deadly Force novel (after Every Deep Desire). After Green Beret Zack Tremaine's unit is unfairly blamed for a failed operation, they are all dishonorably discharged. Zack believes the man responsible for the mission's failure was also behind the recent murder of his good friend, Stuart Pinckney. Stuart's death also puts his widow, and Zack's longtime secret love, college professor Allison Pinckney in danger; soon, she is contacted by a secret society, whose members speak largely in Latin and Shakespearean allusions, and inform her that her husband died while searching for a pirate treasure with ambiguous ties to her own ancestry. They task her with finishing his quest and threaten those she loves should she fail. Zack and Allison team up to find the treasure, giving in to their chemistry as they uncover shocking secrets. Consistently hair-raising surprises will keep readers hooked as the plot hurtles through kidnappings and conspiracies toward a deeply satisfying climax. This breathless romantic suspense novel provides equal amounts of heat and intrigue.