One lie ends Jonah Slade's plans for the future when the woman he thought he could have a life with tells him she aborted his child.

Jonah immediately leaves town and devotes himself to his work with the DEA. After infiltrating a major South American drug lord's turf and killing his son, Jonah returns home to the United States. He is shocked when Macie Blaine shows up on his doorstep asking for help.

Her sister, Jonah's old flame, has been murdered and her father, who actually forced her to say such horrible things to Jonah (that he wasn't the right man for her and that she wasn't ready for motherhood), is critically injured. Most telling, however, is that Macie's 15-year-old nephew, Evan, was kidnapped and a note has been left with the message "a son for a son."

Jonah must comprehend the fact that he has a son and that he might never get to meet him if the drug lord's plan for revenge is set into action. Jonah and Macie agree to work together to get Evan back, all the while discovering an attraction that neither wants to face.

Sharon Sala, writing as Dinah McCall, has made a name for herself in the world of romantic suspense. Once again she delivers a frighteningly real story of suspense and true romance, creating characters who will grab your heart. (May, 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson