The assistant for top White House staffer Matt Tynan, small-town girl Carey Benton, is living a dream. Her boss is driven, yet personable and generous an irresistible combination. A known womanizer, Matt is seriously attracted to Carey. But he keeps things strictly business until he assigns her to look into the mysterious Code Proteus, and she learns enough about it to put herself in danger. When Matt becomes more concerned with Carey's safety than with learning the truth, he considers changing his ways, until a leak to the media makes him question his own perceptionsand his trust in Carey. Tightly focused on a touching love story, Evelyn Vaughn's THE PLAYER (3) reveals just enough about the Proteus experiment to intrigue readers and keep them wanting more.