From the New York Times bestselling author comes a story of love forged in the flames of the American Civil War, and a betrayal that threatens to tear it apart.
Alaina McMann’s honor is compromised when she finds herself in the brazenly sensual arms of Union Major Ian McKenzie. Despite her loyalty to the Southern cause, she has no choice but to marry the Northern soldier. Their convictions keep them distant and cold from one another, until love begins to melt their hearts.
But when Major McKenzie is dispatched on a mission to capture the most notorious and seductive spy in the confederacy, known only as the Moccasin, he realizes that the rebel he is hunting may be his own wife.
Against the backdrop of 19th-century Florida, Graham continues her McKenzie-family saga (Captive), this time during the Civil War. Graham, who has been reproducing the same successful sensuous romance with the same sensuous couple, give or take a little Seminole blood and some variation in hair coloring, happily gives her fans what they seem to want: the tempestuous relationship of a sexually experienced but highly principled hero who marries a spirited virgin against her will and beds her until she learns to like it -which usually doesn't take too long. Modern readers might confuse this with marital rape if Graham did not wield such a deftly sexy and convincing pen. There's some easy-to-digest Civil War history. She's a Southern spy named Alaina McMann, aka the Moccasin; he is Union major Ian McKenzie, aka the Panther, as in "She broke off with a shriek, for she found herself lifted and thrown down on her bed. Before she could draw breath, he had pounced upon her like a jungle cat." Well, it beats the battle of Fort Sumter.