The phrase "no good deed goes unpunished" is certainly applicable when Navy SEAL Jazz Zeringue is taken into custody in Southeast Asia after trying to help a young girl.

Mysterious GEM operative Vivi Verreau is the current liaison between the U.N. and Interpol, and she gets Jazz released just in time to participate in a dangerous mission. This joint project will be a first for both the SEALs and GEM, although each team has its own separate objective.

Vivi has many secrets and is not all that thrilled with military men. Nevertheless, Jazz manages to puncture her defenses. Their upcoming mission is fraught with hazards, and both Vivi and Jazz are used to danger—but this time the emotional stakes are high as well.

Award winner Low is on a roll! Her exciting and intriguing espionage tales continue to thrill and prove she's an author who's going places. The Protector kicks off a trilogy that is bound to be as exhilarating as it is unforgettable. (Jan., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith