Kent kicks off a brand new five-episode series for Brava with the men of the Smithson Group—five spies whose best work is done in the field— and between the sheets. Christian Bane is a member of the Smithson Group's elite force. Having been betrayed by a woman he trusted, then left to die in a Thai prison by the crime syndicate Spectra IT, he trusts no one.

Now Spectra has made a secret deal with a top scientist to crack a governmental encryption code. By posing as Spectra boss Peter Deacon, Christian has a chance to get even. He also has a chance to get cozy with the scientist's goddaughter, Natasha, to elicit information. But the closer he gets to her, the harder it is not to trust her. If Natasha isn't the criminal he was led to believe, will she ever forgive him for turning on her?

Fast-paced from beginning to end, The Bane Affair is packed with pulse-pounding intrigue. The chemistry between Christian and Natasha is electrifying. Readers won't want to put this one down and are sure to look forward to meeting the rest of the SG-5 operatives. (Oct., 336 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Tanya Kacik