Extremely thorough research and a steady pace make book two of Cross’ military romantic suspense series intense, gritty and hot. Ryan is a fantastic alpha hero, and Candace is his match in every way. The action scenes are realistic and make for edge-of-your-seat reading. For those not used to all the military acronyms, Cross provides a glossary with descriptions from Ryan, which are funny and informative. Fans of Stephanie Tyler will enjoy Cross’ Bagram Special Ops series.