A ghost running for her life...
Emily Fox died ten years ago, but she’s not dead enough for Endriago—head of the Colombian drug cartel who murdered her brother while she looked on.
A past she can't escape...
Now living in Miami as criminalist Kate James and under the protection of the U.S. Marshals, Emily is explosively reunited with her past, propelling her headlong into a web of corruption.
A man who threatens everything...
Two men stand in her way—one threatens her heart, the other her life. Both underestimate her. Because in the race to solve her brother’s murder, she has nothing left to lose.
"I'm here to protect you." His eyes changed, softened maybe, and the white haze that usually preceded a flashback edged her vision. No. Not now.
His hand twitched as he made a move for his pocket. Reflex took over as her muscles coiled in anticipation. Her right hand flew forward in a well-practiced uppercut, aiming for the sweet spot under his chin.
Though she had surprise on her side, he was much stronger and anticipated her move. Her fist never made contact. Instead, his hand wrapped tightly around her wrist and twisted her until her back slammed up against the wall with her right hand over her head, the muscles in her shoulder aching in protest. He reached for her left hand and raised it until he held both wrists, in one hand, above her head.
Her chest heaved with adrenaline. Self-preservation coursed through her gut, and if it came to fighting for her life or the lives of her friends, she would not hold it back.
His face was mere inches from hers now, his breath on her cheek. Involuntary shivers tingled her spine. If only she'd grabbed her gun before she stepped into the hallway.
"I said I'm here to protect you... even from yourself." The words ghosted over her as he lowered his lips to her ear and brushed them against her skin. She imagined if anyone bothered to look at the security cameras right now, they'd appear more like a pair of lovers than two enemies in a stalemate. There didn't seem to be much of a line between the two at the moment, as confusion and attraction waged a war in the pit of her stomach. He wasn't as unaffected as he'd like her to think -- she could see his pulse thrumming in his neck.
He looked down to his left, and her eyes followed his movement. When he went for his pocket again, she didn't fight. Instead of a weapon, he raised his hand to present a badge directly in front of her face.
Lying inside a black flip wallet, the badge resembled a gold circle with a star inside it, the words "United States Marshal" around the outside. Opposite the badge, she read the credential card that introduced her attacker as Graham Shepherd, Senior Deputy U.S. Marshal, Inspector. She looked back and forth from the picture on the card to the man in front of her. The eyes left no doubt it was the same man.
Posted by Michelle on 23rd Sep 2014
What a great read! It's full of suspense, mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance wrapped up in a beautifully written story. All the elements I look for when searching for good clean crime solving fiction! Amryn Cross delivers and WITHOUT all the extra pages of gratuitous fluff, terrible language, and graphic sexual depictions so often found in other books in the genre. I very much look forward to book two when it gets released!!