In his nine-year stint with the CIA, Jared Caldwell thought he’d seen it all. But when his latest mission instructs him to apprehend a beautiful scientist who’s allegedly linked to a devastating new form of warfare, he isn’t prepared for the prospect of battling man-made tsunamis—or the misplaced feelings he harbors for his number one suspect.
The irony of being accused of crimes her research was intended to prevent isn’t lost on Svetlana Orskya. She also didn’t expect her wish for a strong, sexy man to sweep in and change her life to come true—especially not when he appears, gun in hand, pointed at her.
But time is running out and Jared and Lana must work together to protect the mainland. As the heat between them—and the threat of mass destruction—rises there is more at stake than just their hearts.
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Jared pulled a cell phone from the gym bag and zipped it shut again. He dialed the phone. “We’re here,” he said. “Yes, sir. No evidence at this time.” He ended the call. His hand darted so quickly the movement subsisted as only a blur. Catching her arm, he turned her palm over.
Suddenly frightened, Lana tried to withdraw from his unrelenting hold.
“Relax,” he whispered. “I won’t hurt you. I wanted to see if your hands were healing.” He caressed her palm. “Those were some pretty nasty burns you got in Guatemala.” He traced the scabs, his fingertips whispering over her skin. “I have orders to follow if you’re involved. Don’t betray me, Lana,” he warned, in a voice so soft and gentle it made her throat burn. “There are a lot of things I might want to do with you, but causing you pain isn’t among them.”
N.R. Rhodes is giving away a copy of Deep Rising to twelve readers at the end of her tour.
Dividing her time between New Jersey and Florida, she and her incredibly supportive husband enjoy traveling, family and friends. Her stepson Christian is one of her greatest joys.