Senior special agent Gabrielle Kincaid enjoys her reputation as the "queen bitch" of the special detail unit of the Secret Service. That toughness has kept her alive.

But Gabby now finds herself in a situation that may mean ordering her own death. She has been undercover in Florida, following up on a corruption case and the possible murder of a prominent judge. When a member of the Global Warriors attacks Gabby in her house, she fears her cover has been blown.

Special agent Maxwell Grayson has played Gabby's husband in numerous undercover assignments; being ordered to kill her does not sit well. Gabby is fully prepared to let him, but fate intervenes. Gabby gets a frantic phone call announcing there has been a breach at the Logan Industries Lab and that mosquitoes infected with EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) and the test virus Z-4027 are escaping. As Max and Gabby frantically try to contain an outbreak, they discover a horrible truth.

The incredible Hinze generates a thriller of mind-blowing intensity, delivering action and suspense with an incredible punch. (Aug., 435 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith