Byrd is an expert at manipulating the mind, so readers can picture everything she vividly describes, and she does not waver in her latest endeavor, which borders on the erotic. Though the storyline is a little cliched, Byrd adds a nice twist to it with main character Sydney, an independent female pilot. Each Byrd novel is quite different, but they all guarantee hours of entertaining reading and a book that's difficult to put down.
Destiny intervenes, however, when Sydney is captured in enemy territory and James must come to her rescue. Now he must race against the clock to save not only a co-worker but also the woman he still loves. (Kimani/ARABESQUE, Jun., 283 pp., $6.99)