Lily Noretski is beautiful and dangerous. She'd been betrayed by the CIA - people who were supposed to be helping her - and turned into a `sleeper cell'. While under another's control, Lily had betrayed the only friend she'd ever known. Now on the run, Lily was in possession of a destructive weapon that had to be recovered before an enemy handler could contact her and use it to upset world power.
After a Special US Ops team (GEM) located Lily, Navy SEAL sharpshooter Reed Vicenzio was assigned the task of getting close, winning Lily's trust, finding the weapon, and if need be, `taking her out'. Reeds normally dispassionate nature was aroused not only by Lily's courageous strength, but her beauty. The closer he got, Reed recognized her compassion and courage as she worked to get `her girls' - sex slave victims, like she had once been, to safety.
It was a supreme effort for Lily to trust, but she was discovering that the enigmatic man who kept saving her life seemed more than able to fit the bill. Knowing that someone was trying to manipulate her head, Lily fought her way out of the fog trying to complete her own self-appointed mission. Though danger appeared at every corner, Lily only began to feel safe when enclosed in Reed's arms. For both, the price they would pay for their passion could come at a deadly cost.
-- Discovering Low's Crossfire trilogy in this, the final book, I can certainly understand the praise this writers generating of her exciting and intensely suspenseful thrillers! This was a roller coaster ride from beginning to end starring two captivating protagonists. Reed is that totally alpha male - an awesome and yummy hero! While it did take me a bit of time to come up to speed with the numerous characters and incidents mentioned from the previous books in the Crossfire trilogy, I was quickly immersed in the adventure and thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of the rollercoaster, which I recommend lovers of suspenseful intrigue to hop on board for the ride!
Marilyn, for www.suspenseromancewriters.com