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Assassin Alex Morgan will do anything to save an innocent life – especially if it means rescuing a child from a hell like the one she endured.
But going undercover as husband and wife, with none other than the disarmingly sexy Detective Nate Sanders, may be a little more togetherness than she can handle. She’s used to working alone, and no man is going to change that – not even a man who makes her heart pound and her defenses crumble with just a touch
Nate has dodged more than a few bullets over the years, but fighting his attraction for Alex may be the bullet that does him in. Still, Nate’s determined to help her find the missing kid. There’s no doubt in his mind that they’re walking straight into danger, but Nate’s willing to face anything if it means protecting Alex. She might have been on her own once, but Nate has one more mission: to stay by her side – forever.
Detective Nate Sanders slammed his empty glass on the filthy table in front of him. The only other patron in the sleazy waterfront dive jerked awake and nearly top- pled from his bar stool. The burly bartender reminded Nate of Goliath as he postured, hands on hips, and stared across the smoky gloom with narrowed eyes that held a silent warning. Nate barely resisted the temptation to flip him off.
What was the friggin’ holdup? Daniels should have made an appearance by now if this drug deal was going down tonight, and Tito was usually fairly reliable. Of course, if Nate had learned anything, it was that snitches didn’t always get the story straight. He scowled. The whole place reeked of smoke, sweat, and vomit. Why would anyone pick this miserable joint in which to drown their sorrows, least of all Willard Daniels?
The bastard was one hard-ass drug dealer, controlling his territory by drawing first blood on anyone who even thought about getting in his way. Nate had no trouble con- vincing his captain to set up this undercover operation in the hopes of offering Daniels access to a new supplier from southern Oregon. All Nate needed to do was get his foot in the door—convince Daniels to trust him—and he’d take the man, and his empire, down from the inside.
“Hey, Nate. You’re about to have company.” The voice rasped from his earpiece, and muffled laugh- ter followed. He scraped a hand over his whiskered face. They wouldn’t be laughing if it was Daniels headed this way. What in the hell were Burke and Anderson up to now? “Oh yeah. She’s a real looker. Help you pass the time.”
Burke snickered, ending with a piglike snort.
Comforting as hell to know the two detectives charged with watching his back in a parked car, halfway down the block, were keeping themselves amused. Nate counted on them for advance warning of anything out of the ordinary. Apparently, they were as bored and impatient as he was.
The door to the street swung wide, and the object of his friends’ taunting stood in the opening for a moment, her exhaled breath clearly visible in the chilly night air. A short, tight skirt hugged every curve and didn’t leave much to his imagination. A worn denim jacket draped her shoulders, and one hand held the front closed. Her gaze swept over him, traveled to the drunk at the bar, and rested for a second on Goliath before she stepped across the threshold in hot pink stilettos.
About the Author:
DIXIE LEE BROWN lives and writes in Central Oregon, inspired by what she believes is the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. She resides with two dogs and a cat, who make sure she never takes herself too seriously. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, movies, and trips to the beach.
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