CODE NAME: PRINCESS
Jess Mulcahey's job is slightly less glamorous than that of her FBI agent twin sister. Still, being an undercover hotel inspector has its dangerous moments. Technically, Hawk Mackenzie should be recovering from job-related injuries, but an important mission has popped up and no one knows this part of Washington State better than him.
Princess, a priceless experimental koala, has been stolen and agents were killed during the theft. Hawk has a gut feeling she's being held somewhere in the local wilderness. He's more than a little startled when he discovers Jess in what should be his hotel room. Jess, naturally, didn't realize that her job-related room-switching ploy would land her in the middle of danger. Nonetheless, she seems to have a knack for being in the right place at the right time to discover clues to Princess' whereabouts.
Skye's special-ops team is back in action and delivering loads of danger and spicy romance. As always, the story is hot and the characters intriguing. This is vintage romantic suspense from a master. (Oct., 480 pp., $6.99)
Jill M. Smith