HARD AS IT GETS
Joining the Avon ranks is hot new star Kaye, who kicks off a suspenseful and electrifying new series featuring tarnished soldiers trying to regain their stolen honor. In the Hard Ink series, several former Army Special Forces soldiers who survived a deadly attack in Afghanistan were blamed for it and forced out of the service. The mystery of exactly what happened and why appears to be the thread that will span the series. Becca and Nick are well-rounded and compelling characters from the start, and the collision of their lives makes for sizzling danger with a spicy edge! Kaye is one to watch!
Nurse Becca Merritt is very concerned when her reclusive hacker brother, Charlie, disappears. Charlie leaves a message telling Becca to go to Hard Ink Tattoo to find Nick Rixey who served with their late father. After being wounded and forced out of the military due to Colonel Merritt’s actions, Nick is initially not inclined to help Becca. However when she comes under attack, Nick steps in. As they try to locate Charlie and figure out what is going on, it becomes apparent that the dangerous answer leads back to Afghanistan. (AVON, Dec., 368 pp., $5.99)