After waiting five years for her missing husband to be declared legally dead, Fiona Kennedy decides to have a sexy fling. Surprisingly, two handsome candidates walk through the door of her antiquarian bookshop on the very same day.

Working for Avalon, a secret company that specializes in tracking down stolen art and antiquities, Griffith Laughton has had more than his share of deadly experiences. Five years ago, several operatives were killed during the attempted capture of villain Rainert von Lahr. Since then, bagging von Lahr has been top on Griff's list. Suddenly, another opportunity arises when Avalon gets a tip that von Lahr is interested in a hidden message contained with a forged manuscript. The only person who can translate the message is the unsuspecting Fiona. It is Griff's job to get close and protect Fiona. Considering the electricity between them, that won't be much of a hardship.

Sexy romance and high-octane escapades spice up Albert's amazing new offering. This fourth interconnected novel jumps into high gear and takes readers on terrific ride. Good romantic suspense is always a pleasure. (May, 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith