It’s nonstop action from the first to last page as Robards takes readers on a whirlwind caper that finds a cop and a thief running for their lives. In a story that’s reminiscent of her early romantic adventures, Robards doesn’t allow either her characters or her readers the chance to take a deep breath as events proceed at a breakneck pace. This is romantic suspense at its finest: fast, furious, funny and passionate!
Detroit detective Micayla “Mick” Lange unexpectedly spends New Year’s Eve at family friend “Uncle” Nicco’s estate, watching over it while the family is away. After waking from yet another nightmare about her mother’s murder, Mick encounters a burglar. Events take an unexpected turn when the burglar, aka Jason Davis, discovers photos among the money incriminating Nicco in the gangland murder of Edward Lightfoot and his family. Realizing that having seen those pictures means both Mick and Jason’s lives are in serious jeopardy, they must band together to try and escape the dragnet set up by Nicco’s security chief. Without knowing who to trust, staying one step ahead of these killers will not be easy. (GALLERY, Jan., 370 pp., $25.00)