First of the One-Eyed Jack series from bestselling author Cindy Gerard, Killing Time is packed with action, romance, and the search for the truth "in this addition to her unique and successful brand of special-ops romantic suspense" (Kirkus Reviews).
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard plunges readers into the heart of a seductive contest of wills between a hard-living hero and a beautiful rogue operative who is on a mission to dig up the secrets of his past. Tension sizzles in this pulse-pounding first adventure in Gerard’s action-packed new series as Eva Salinas lures Mike Brown from the sultry streets of Lima, Peru, to the desolate Idaho wilderness on the hunt for the cold-blooded traitor behind a fatal military operation that haunts them both.
Bestseller Gerard (Last Man Standing) works her successful formula of sexy special ops heroes and romantic suspense in this middling stand-alone. CIA attorney Eva Salinas needs to know what happened on the botched black ops mission in Afghanistan that killed her husband. Only ex-operative Mike Brown has the answers. Baffling the reader, Eva tracks Mike to a foreign country, lures him to a hotel room, drugs him, ties him up, and questions him at gunpoint. Considering his abduction and Eva's story of a mysterious flash drive of classified files, Mike thinks Eva is nuts until someone tries to kill them both. Danger-fueled romantic tension heats up as an investigation leads them to a sprawling international conspiracy linking American survivalist militias, Mexican cartels, and the Taliban. Sizzling chemistry will allow readers to forgive some rather contrived plot developments.
This was the first book I read by Cindy Gerard and wow, am I sorry I hadn't found her sooner! Killing Time was an amazing story and you can't help but fall in love with the broken Mike Brown. The whole slew of characters in this story will grip your heart and pull you in. Can't wait to read more of this series and the other series with the corresponding cast of people! They are all going on my TBR list!