By Cherry Adair
By no means have the stakes been better. by no means have humans confronted higher hazards or grappled with deeper wish. by no means has Cherry Adair–award-winning writer of sizzling Ice–burned the pages with a lot 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 method Max dropped into her lifestyles a yr in the past, stole her center, then vanished with out a observe. Max hadn’t stored involved along with his father, Daniel, both. Daniel Aries have been a grasp of artwork recovery and replica, and never basically Emily’s longtime mentor, yet a relied on pal. His unforeseen suicide devastates her. And while the prodigal playboy Max returns, her welcome is below warm–even notwithstanding his well timed arrival in her bed room saves her from a deadly intruder. yet her fury offers strategy to worry while Max finds that his father’s demise was once truly homicide . . . and that Emily’s existence is now at risk. love it or no longer, to stick alive, Emily needs to positioned herself in Max’s palms. And as soon as upon a time, that wasn’t this kind of undesirable position to be.
But what killer might goal expert restorers of Renaissance works of art? Max suspects pencil comic strip present in his father’s studio, inscribed with a cryptic code, may possibly carry the most important. His stoop is proven while intel from his regulate on the counterterrorist association T-FLAC unearths that the Black Rose terror telephone is involved–a chilling revelation that elevates the danger point nearly as excessive because the stress that’s bristling among Max and Emily. Max isn’t approximately to take his eyes off Emily–though in basic terms 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 surprising clues to an insidious foreign plot, dodging more and more deadly traps, and passionately making up for an excessive amount of misplaced time, they observe that–in extra methods than one–they can’t dwell with out one another. with out likelihood of turning again, Max and Emily needs to placed their lives at the line, placed their actual emotions to the try . . . and prepare to take the heat.
From the Hardcover edition.