By Cherry Adair
By no means have the stakes been better. by no means have humans confronted larger dangers or grappled with deeper hope. by no means has Cherry Adair–award-winning writer of sizzling Ice–burned the pages with lots blazing motion and blistering ardour.
Professional artwork restorer Emily Greene is in no temper to work out the devil-may-care Max Aries. She hasn’t forgotten–or forgiven–the means Max dropped into her existence a 12 months in the past, stole her middle, then vanished and not using a notice. Max hadn’t saved in contact along with his father, Daniel, both. Daniel Aries were a grasp of artwork recovery and copy, and never purely Emily’s longtime mentor, yet a relied on buddy. His unforeseen suicide devastates her. And whilst the prodigal playboy Max returns, her welcome is lower than warm–even notwithstanding his well timed arrival in her bed room saves her from a deadly intruder. yet her fury provides method to worry while Max unearths that his father’s dying used to be really homicide . . . and that Emily’s lifestyles is now at risk. love it or now not, to stick alive, Emily needs to positioned herself in Max’s palms. And as soon as upon a time, that wasn’t this type of undesirable position to be.
But what killer could goal expert restorers of Renaissance artistic endeavors? Max suspects pencil comic strip present in his father’s studio, inscribed with a cryptic code, may well carry the most important. His stoop is proven whilst intel from his keep an eye on on the counterterrorist association T-FLAC finds that the Black Rose terror phone is involved–a chilling revelation that elevates the probability point nearly as excessive because the pressure that’s bristling among Max and Emily. Max isn’t approximately to take his eyes off Emily–though basically partially for pro reasons–and even Emily’s rage over Max’s take-charge perspective can’t evaluate to her anger at herself for therefore lengthy denying the more true, deeper emotions she has for him. As they crisscross Europe, piecing jointly the surprising clues to an insidious overseas plot, dodging more and more deadly traps, and passionately making up for an excessive amount of misplaced time, they notice that–in extra methods than one–they can’t stay with no one another. without probability of turning again, Max and Emily needs to positioned their lives at the line, positioned their precise emotions to the try out . . . and prepare to take the heat.
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Additional info for White Heat (The Men of T-FLAC, Book 11)
Now he and all the unanswered questions were back. ” She’d girded herself to hear his voice again, but, in the end, hadn’t had to face her demons because she’d left half a dozen messages on an impersonal machine. Which only added more fuel to her annoyance. ” He glanced in the rear-view mirror before turning down a side street. ” The words were right but she knew he was lying. Why and about what was a completely different matter. ” She knew that despite his efforts, Daniel had been rebuffed by Max over the years.
She glanced back at her victim. ” It was rhetorical, but he answered anyway. ” He continued searching the guy’s pockets as he talked. If the intruder was a burglar he’d been flattened before he could lift anything. Odd, since he’d gone from one end of Emily’s apartment to the other. ” He was no expert, but Emily had some good stuff around. As he recalled she had antiques, objets d’art, and other presumably valuable bits and pieces cluttering every surface. The woman was not only untidy, he remembered, she was adorably absentminded.
This morning it was a smear of green on her elbow, and a smear in her hair. Five gradiated diamond studs sparkled and flashed in each ear as she moved. Those were new. ” He switched from Italian, jerking his chin indicating the guy on the floor. Chances were he spoke English, but maybe he didn’t. Emily switched easily to her native English as she continued. “But I shipped both pieces back to Denver three days ago. So there’s nothing of value downstairs right now, even if someone figured out how to break in.
White Heat (The Men of T-FLAC, Book 11) by Cherry Adair