Lovers of Dees’ Doctors Unlimited series will adore this high-stakes, fast-paced sequel to Close Pursuit. She delves into her hero’s tormented past and twisted psyche in detail and consistently highlights the strength, perceptiveness and sagacity of the heroine who has the strength to save him. The internal conflicts are inextricably linked with the international conspiracies and plots, increasing the tension in each scene exponentially and creating a pulse-pounding adventure that will keep readers enthralled.
Katie McCloud knew that loving international spy Alex Peters meant living with his dark past, but now his secrets may put them both in jeopardy. When the pair are sent to Cuba to care for hurricane survivors, Alex and Katie are thrust into an international plot and a violent game of wills that may tear them apart forever. Alex can’t seem to reconcile his training as a spy with his desire to be with Katie. When Katie’s safety is threatened by the very people he always believed he could trust, his brain tells him to simply walk away. But, for once in his life, his heart says to stay and fight. (HQN, Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)