Navy Seal Steve McMillan has been assigned an undercover job with the CIA's TIARA group. His assignment, to play chauffer to the infamous assassin Marlena Maxwell and try to deduce whom her current target is. Marlena is proficient at playing mind games, but so is Steve. As she tries figure out what agency Steve really works for, and whose side of the game he is on, the fireworks explode between these compelling characters.
As the story builds, interesting secondary characters abound, each seeming to have their own agenda, playing a riveting game of cross and double cross. Gathering intelligence and eliminating the good guys from the bad are the primary focus of the plot, and the suspense never lets up. Marlena has an agenda all her own, and being the professional she is, vows to see her job to the end. But is she really what she appears to be?
Steve has his work cut out for him. He's torn between getting his job done, while falling for the sexy Marlena. These are two of the greatest leading protagonists to hit the pages in a long time. This is an intensely sensual and suspenseful tale, which left me anticipating more to come from this great author.