When Nikki Gordan's ex-husband, Colin McIver, reappears after a five-year absence, she's concerned he'll discover the secret she's been hiding. But Colin has his own problems. His life is in danger and he's sought out Nikki hoping for a reconciliation. But Colin doesn't expect his return to put her in jeopardy. Brenda Harlen's storytelling puts a pleasant spin on a commonly used theme, making EXTREME MEASURES (3) an entertaining read.