Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.
Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.
Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them....
Kennedy's fourth Killer Instincts romantic thriller (after Midnight Games) is a gripping and pulse-pounding tale. Juliet Mason, a professional thief turned contract killer, gets in deep trouble while on a personal mission seeking out her brother's killer in Belarus. Her call for help is answered by Ethan Hayes, a very sexy, gentlemanly mercenary. He soon finds himself at odds with the impulsive Juliet over both the mission and their sexual attraction. To Juliet, it's just sex and will end when the mission is over; to Ethan it's the beginning of a relationship. The mission grows in complexity, and Ethan and Juliet get more in sync, both in the field and in the bedroom. Secondary characters add to the suspense and charm of the story, and series fans will be surprised by some twists in the ongoing drama between operatives Noelle and Jim. First-class adventure, passionate desire, and fierce characters make this a very satisfying page-turner.