After former marine Drake Warren lost the woman he loved in a building explosion, he devoted his life to the CIA. But little does he know that Victoria Green (who's had life-saving plastic surgery and is now known as Sandy Carroll) is alive and still working for the CIA. Drake and Victoria work together on a new mission, but she keeps her past a secret.

When another CIA operative threatens to expose her true identity, Victoria has to tell Drake the truth. The passion that burned between them is as smoldering as ever, and soon Victoria will have to make one of the toughest decisions of her life.

Action, mystery and sensuality propel The Midnight Hour forward. Jackson forces readers to step outside the romantic suspense box and enter an elusive world of undercover agents and crime lords. Victoria and Drake are memorable characters who will provide hours of enjoyment for even the most cynical of readers. (Apr., 300 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton