Desperado by Diana Palmer

By Diana Palmer

Tough and constant, wire Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that includes being a mercenary for rent. yet this time the task is own. Having slightly survived a homicide test from an elusive enemy, wire is decided to neutralize his foe—the head of a multinational company that fronts a toddler exertions ring. with a purpose to catch up with to his aim, wire joins forces with the Lassiter Detective supplier, the place he is reunited along with his formative years pal Maggie Barton.

Maggie is not any longer the impressionable younger girl he as soon as knew. She is now robust, self reliant and in control of her personal life—and, professionally, Cord's equivalent. She has one vulnerability: a sad mystery from her previous that threatens her courting with Cord…and units her up as a pawn for his lethal enemy.

Cord can't have enough money to be distracted throughout the most vital case of his existence. yet Maggie performs an essential half in unraveling the hyperlinks to his enemy's crimes. compelled to belief one another for his or her very survival, twine and Maggie embark on a deadly online game of cat and mouse that could go away just one winner standing.

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Neither do I,” he agreed with soft venom. ” That was enigmatic, but she was too angry to question his phrasing. “You don’t have to belabor the point. I’m going,” she assured him. ” “That would be a real pleasure,” he said with a bite in his deep voice. He was still glaring at her. ” He was laying it on thick. It was as if he were furious with her, for some reason. Perhaps just her presence was enough to set him off. That was nothing new. She only laughed. She’d had years to perfect her emotional camouflage.

She glanced at him. “That dangerous profession is probably why. He knows every assignment could be his last. ” She laughed. “Not this woman,” she confessed, stifling a yawn and lying through her teeth. “I’d rather marry a guy who worked the drive-in window at a fast-food joint than a professional demolition expert. Not much risk of being blown up handling hamburgers and fries,” she added drolly, and was rewarded by a chuckle. Maggie had been briefly engaged to Eb Scott just after Cord married Patricia.

He’d let down his guard and had almost been killed, by an old enemy whose livelihood had been threatened by Cord’s investigation of an employment agency with which he was somehow connected. He’d planted a bomb and Cord had walked into a trap because his mind had been on Maggie instead of the job. At least she’d finally come to see about him! He’d known that Eb was going to get in touch with her. But he’d stopped just short of telling the man to ask her to come and see about him. He’d expected—no, he’d hoped—that she cared enough to come running the minute he got home.

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