The sex sizzles and the danger crackles in McCray's hot new tale. Staying one step ahead is the name of the game in this dynamic story that races cross country and tests the loyalty and character of all involved. No matter what the genre, McCray is hot!

After two years in the Witness Protection Program, it's finally time for Ani King to testify against the Russian mobsters who brutally murdered her family and nearly killed her. But Ani's kind heart could be her undoing. She helps a wounded child by making a call to an old friend, and U.S. Marshal Daniel Parker is horrified when he learns of the call and races to retrieve Ani before mob assassins can reach her.

After two years of being Ani's contact, Daniel has already broken a cardinal rule by falling in love with her. Now, unless he can keep one step ahead of killers who seem to have an inside track, he may not be able to save the woman he loves. Ani trusts Daniel implicitly, but if they make it to the trial alive, she may learn news that will shatter her perceptions. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jan., 330 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith