Hot sex and emotional turmoil really add punch to this high-stakes tale. The fate of an entire race of people lies in the balance, but does the end justify the means? Leigh's engrossing alternate reality combines spicy sensuality, romantic passion and deadly danger. Hot stuff indeed!

Since escaping from the lab where she was born, trained and tortured, the young Feline Breed named Harmony has used her assassin skills to rid the world of those who prey on children. During her bloody escape from the lab, Harmony stole priceless information that many, including her Breed brother Jonas, desperately want.

Jonas captures Harmony and takes her to Broken Butte, N.M., where he induces her mating fever by introducing her to her biological mate, Sheriff Lance Jacobs, hoping to manipulate her into revealing the information. Harmony is one angry woman, but she can't fight her attraction to Lance. And with at least three different groups after the info, a deadly confrontation seems inevitable. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Dec., 320 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith