By Cherry Adair
By no means have the stakes been greater. by no means have humans confronted larger dangers or grappled with deeper wish. by no means has Cherry Adair–award-winning writer of sizzling Ice–burned the pages with quite a bit blazing motion and blistering ardour.
Professional artwork restorer Emily Greene is in no temper to work out the devil-may-care Max Aries. She hasn’t forgotten–or forgiven–the means Max dropped into her existence a 12 months in the past, stole her middle, then vanished with no note. Max hadn’t saved in contact together with his father, Daniel, both. Daniel Aries have been a grasp of paintings recovery and copy, and never simply Emily’s longtime mentor, yet a relied on good friend. His unforeseen suicide devastates her. And whilst the prodigal playboy Max returns, her welcome is under warm–even even though his well timed arrival in her bed room saves her from a deadly intruder. yet her fury offers solution to worry whilst Max unearths that his father’s dying used to be truly homicide . . . and that Emily’s lifestyles is now at risk. love it or no longer, to stick alive, Emily needs to placed herself in Max’s arms. And as soon as upon a time, that wasn’t any such undesirable position to be.
But what killer may objective specialist restorers of Renaissance works of art? Max suspects pencil cartoon present in his father’s studio, inscribed with a cryptic code, might carry the most important. His slump is proven while intel from his keep watch over on the counterterrorist association T-FLAC unearths that the Black Rose terror mobile is involved–a chilling revelation that elevates the chance point virtually as excessive because the rigidity that’s bristling among Max and Emily. Max isn’t approximately to take his eyes off Emily–though merely in part for pro reasons–and even Emily’s rage over Max’s take-charge angle can’t evaluate to her anger at herself for therefore lengthy denying the more true, deeper emotions she has for him. As they crisscross Europe, piecing jointly the stunning clues to an insidious foreign plot, dodging more and more deadly traps, and passionately making up for an excessive amount of misplaced time, they discover that–in extra methods than one–they can’t reside with out one another. with out likelihood of turning again, Max and Emily needs to placed their lives at the line, positioned their real emotions to the try . . . and prepare to take the heat.
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Shaking off the man’s hand on his right wrist, Max pulled him in close and off balance, then used a leg sweep to bring him to his knees. He sensed that Emily was still with them in the hallway. ” Emily darted back into the kitchen as the two men wrestled in the hallway. This was surreal. The big gun felt ridiculously heavy in her hand as she tried to decide what to do with it. She’d never held a gun before. She didn’t want to hold one now. Nothing good could come from her gripping the bloody thing, and she presumed Max was afraid if the guy got free he might take it from her by force and kill them both.
Max grabbed his arm high and low, and pulled him in for a knee to the belly. The man grunted, but came up swinging. “I have his gun and this . . ” Great. A weapon and the clip. ” He relaxed his muscles, and transferred his weight, rotating his hips and shoulders into the attack, then moved straight forward, forcing the guy to back up with a series of fast punches to the face and chest. His rapid retraction prevented the man from grabbing Max’s hand or arm, and kept him off balance. Uppercut. Hook.
And your friend back there didn’t drop in for a social call. ” “Ki – My God, Max! Scare the crap out of me, why don’t you? That’s a hell of a stretch. I’m an artist. ” “Someone killed the old man. You two were close. And less than a month later, someone breaks into your house and deposits a vial of an unknown substance in your bedroom. ” “There are all sorts of different reasons,” Emily pointed out. “How about this scenario? That guy showed up at my place to wait for you. No, really. Think about it.
White Heat (The Men of T-FLAC, Book 11) by Cherry Adair