Gerard launches her new series by cleverly linking it to events in her Bodyguard saga. She excels at creating wounded individuals with an inner core of steel, and these new characters are battle-scarred and dangerous. With bullets, bombs and knives flying, this book is action packed from beginning to end!

The Black Ops Inc. team has been together through triumph and tragedy, first in the military and then as a private organization. Operative Gabriel Jones first met kidnapped journalist Jenna McMillan during a violent confrontation with terrorists. Three years later, their paths cross again when Jenna returns to Argentina to interview Maxim, the man Gabe has been hired to protect.

When a shooting and a simultaneous bomb blast nearly kill Jenna, Gabe and Maxim, Gabe and his team start to suspect that Jenna may have been the primary target. As the attacks continue, the answer may lead down the darkest path imaginable. (POCKET, Oct., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith