New York Times best-selling author Karen Robards is back with an exhilarating romantic thriller that will leave readers breathless.
Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Services unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady's murder. She changed her name, dyed her dark hair blonde, and traded her sturdy black-rimmed glasses for contact lenses. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm Ellis Hayes, and subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly keeping a low profile. Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignmentdespite Jesss stubborn protestsis keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens hes also her ex-boyfriend.
The trial earns Jess a permanent spot on the firms elite legal defense team, replacing an associate who eloped suddenly and never came back. Its the chance of a lifetime. But Jesss mind has raced with questions from the moment the prosecutions star witness shocked the courtroom with an electrifying revelation involving the handsome son of a powerful U.S. senator. Was the pretty, young mother intimidated into changing her story on the stand? Why will she not return Jesss calls? Did Jesss ambitious predecessor on the case really just abandon her successful career? Or did both women mysteriously disappear?
After Mark rescues Jess from an attacker outside her apartment, she begins to consider the possibility that she is a target. Maybe its not so bad to have her irresistibly charming and hard-bodied former lover around for protection. Maybe. The question is, which of the many inadvertent enemies Jess has made recently is he protecting her from? The investigation leads her to some startling coincidence sand to a teenage runaway who may just hold the missing link...if Jess can find her.
As Jess hurtles closer to the truth - and the sexual tension between her and Mark grows hotter than ever - she finds herself in a race against the clock to find the answers before what she doesnt know gets them both killed.
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