Laura Rossiter is on the run and hiding. Daughter of a retired member of the state department and museum curator, she witnessed a murder by Alexei Markos. When Cole Stratton, a Marine and a director in the Anti-Terrorism Security Agency, finds her, she isn't pleased. He was her first lover. They separated when a combination of misunderstanding and lies came between them. Ten years have passed, but they never forgot each other. Guarding Laura by Susan Vaughan (3) is an exciting read, with adventure, suspense and a compelling mystery. Information is sometimes awkwardly inserted into dialogue, which slows the action. And sometimes emotions are told instead of felt, but overall this is an enjoyable romantic adventure.