Helena Gregory isn’t a woman used to being rescued. She works for the top detective agency in the city so danger is familiar territory. Yet when she is nearly gunned down by an unknown assailant, saved only by a mysterious stranger, even the cool Helena has cause to worry. Carter Atherton is a man with a deadly past. He is no one’s idea of a hero now, but he can’t deny he is intrigued by the icy, beautiful blond he’s just saved. Carter’s old bosses will ruin any opportunities he has but he can’t deny Helena’s request to join her in the search for her attacker-and the reason behind it. Noir is a sexy, romantic mystery set in the period after World War II.