Although they've been divorced for five years, U.S. Embassy worker Darcy Prescott calls Ethan Garrett when a fellow employee who has just given her an incriminating tape is killed in a hit-and-run "accident." Darcy gets rid of the tape by mailing it away, but she's kidnapped shortly thereafter by an Abu Sayyaf terrorist cell operating in the Philippines.

Five years of separation has not diminished Ethan's love for Darcy so, the minute he receives her frantic message, Ethan and his brothers, all former special-ops members, fly into the Philippines to extract Darcy covertly. Finding her will be tough enough, extracting her and avoiding the government military will be even harder.

Another Garrett sibling finds -- or in this case, rediscovers -- his soul mate in the newest installment of Gerard's outstanding Bodyguards series. Pulse-pounding action erupts from the very first page, dragging readers on a thrilling ride through both the past and dangerous present. (Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith