CIA agent Dr. Erin Baker left the agency and moved her sister and niece to Miami. In the year since Erin first met FBI agent Alec Donovan, he's been actively pursuing her. Their rocky road hits a bump when the CIA approaches Erin for one last mission. She is supposed to enter Cuba and pretend to be a teacher helping in the Doctors for Life (DFL) program. The news that her father, Dr. Emilio Diaz, is in charge persuades Erin to go along with the assignment. She hasn't seen her father since he returned to Cuba when she was 5.

Something's wrong in the DFL camp, but does Erin have enough time to figure it out and stop a potential terrorist attack? With her life in jeopardy, Alec uses his clout to help, but can he get there in time?

Introduced in Lewin's 2004 title, Out of Reach, Erin and Alec are back and facing more deadly intrigue and pulse-pounding danger. No fainthearted heroine, Erin has many dark places that make her fascinating. Lewin excels at keeping readers breathless with anticipation. (Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith