For helicopter pilot Captain Joanna West, it should have been a semi-routine flight from Andrews Air Force base. Granted, she was conveying some pretty impressive VIPs, but that was not unusual. While witnessing a terrible accident in progress below, Joanna makes a decision that will change her life.

Disregarding standard secret service and FAA protocol, Joanna makes an emergency landing to help save the driver of a Ferrari that was bumped off the road. Her heroic actions save the driver, who is Alexander Taylorgrandson of former U.S. president John Taylor. There are those in the Military who want to punish Joanna for breaking protocol, but a group of bigwigs come to her defense. Joanna is temporarily grounded.

Alexander lost his beloved wife three years ago and is quite taken with his beautiful savior. He begins a very determined romantic pursuit. Although Joanna is flattered at first, she soon senses that things are not quite right. Only fellow pilot Deke Elliott seems to believe that Joanna is not imagining things.

When it comes to spinning exciting military thrillers filled with romance and suspense, Merline Lovelace is unbeatable. (Jan., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith