Military suspense enthusiasts will enjoy Mann's well-formulated romantic suspense. A tight plot offers seemingly realistic and believable military scenarios. The romantic characters are individually compelling, but their romance takes second stage to the military situations and the suspense plot.
Chloe, a composer, joins a troupe of USO performers as a way to pay back the soldier who died and donated her kidney. When the boat sinks, she's rescued by a sexy captain who gets on her last nerve, though she can't seem to stop thinking about him. Soon Chloe ends up in the middle of his dangerous mission with only Gage, and her wits, to save them (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)