Series: The Finnegan Connection
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue (January 17, 2017)
Trust the enemy?
Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man… and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?
Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.
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“It’s ironic, isn’t it, that I saw you in New York City? Never here,” she said.
He grinned at that. “Millions of people live in this area. I don’t suppose it’s odd in any way that people from South Florida never met. It’s just odd that we wound up here together in this way after we did see each other in New York. I was probably a few years ahead of you in school. I went to Killian—and then on to the University of Florida. I was in Miami-Dade Homicide…and then the FBI,” Nick told her. “And, for the last ten months or so, I’ve been on the task force with Craig. For the last few weeks, I’ve been undercover as Barrow.”
“Incredible,” she murmured.
She stared at him a moment longer and then smiled. And he thought that she really was beautiful—a perfect ingénue for whatever play it was she was doing.
She walked over to him.
“Well, I’m alive, thanks to you,” she murmured.
“It’s my job,” he said. “It never should have gone this far. I should have been able to stop Dillinger at the mansion. I should have—”
He suddenly remembered the day she’d brushed by him at Finnegan’s. He knew then he would have liked to have met her. Now…
They were safe—relatively safe, at any rate. They’d come far from Dillinger and his insanity. Jason Tiger was a great agent who knew this area and loved it, knew the good, the bad and the ugly of it, and would find and save Vince and Flynn if anyone could.
He would have given so much to smile, think they were back, way back before any of this, imagine that they’d really met, gone out…that he could pull her into his arms, hold her, feel her, kiss her lips…
But Nick was still an agent.
He was still on duty.
“Should have what?” she asked softly.
“Should have been able to finish it all earlier,” he said softly.
She still held the bag of coffee. He took it gently from her fingers and headed into the kitchen to measure it out. In no time, he heard the sound as it began to perc.
She still stood in the living room of the cabin, looking out. He saw that she walked to the door to assure herself it was locked. She turned, probably aware that he was studying her.
“Windows?” she asked with a grimace. “I’m usually not the paranoid type.”
“They’ve got locks, I’m sure,” Nick said. He crossed the room to join her at the left window to check.
It was impossible.
They’d been crawling around in fetid swamp water, muck and more. Yet there was still something sweet and alluring in her scent.
She looked at him. Her face was close, so close. Her lips…so tempting.
Get a grip! he told himself.
About Heather Graham
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels. She’s a winner of the RWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thriller Writers’ Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, check out her websites: TheOriginalHeatherGraham.com, eHeatherGraham.com, and HeatherGraham.tv.
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