A street kid turned Army Sergeant, Kee Smith’s dreams have come true: She has been placed in the elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment, otherwise known as SOAR. When the DAP Hawk, a Black Hawk helicopter, comes into view, Kee wants on the chopper more than anything.
First Lieutenant Archibald Jeffrey Stevenson III, aka Archie, the co-pilot of the DAP Hawk, is smitten with the petite soldier the second he spots her, but it’s against Army rules for an officer to have a relationship with an enlisted soldier. When the two come across an 11-year-old orphan while on a mission, the little girl begins to break down the barriers between them. But when Kee and Archie are called into a top-secret mission, and they realize it was never officially approved, they must stop a mission of revenge in time to prevent a war. If they make it out alive, Kee and Archie may be able to build a life for themselves, and a little girl lost. (SOURCEBOOKS, Aug., 388 pp., $6.99)