NIGHT RESCUER (4.5) by Cindy Dees: The only survivor of a disastrous mission, Major John Hollister of the elite H.O.T. Watch squad wants to end his life. Then Melina Montez arrives at Pirate Pete's, the delivery-service front for the squad, needing a "package" -- herself -- delivered to Peru. Already feeling dead, John accepts the dangerous assignment, even though Melina refuses to reveal the reason for it, because she knows she won't be coming home. With their days numbered, they can be totally honest, but soon they're doing anything to stay alive. Dees' exciting, action-packed story speeds along on all cylinders, with a smoking-hot pair at the center of it all. Your fingers will get exercise as they rapidly turn the pages of this compulsively readable tale.