Cole Danes-A Internal Affairs investigator assigned to ferret out the leak at the Colby Agency. Has he gone too far?
Angel Parker-She is desperate. Someone she loves is in grave danger. Only one man can help her, but will she survive the encounter?
Fans of the Colby Agency series have undoubtedly been on the edge of their seats to find out which trusted Colby employee has been leaking information to the agencies arch nemesis, the evil Errol Leberman. And many readers have no doubt been anticipating a book centered on the stone-cold investigative expert Victoria has hired to ferret out the rat, as it were. Cole Danes was introduced in Harlequin Intrigue #801, Situation: Out of Control (ISBN: 0-373-22801-5) as a ruthless, obsessed investigator who always gets his man, regardless of collateral damage. This unflattering portrait does not change (to Webb's credit) when he becomes the protagonist in this story. His calculation and extreme hard-heartedness make him a somewhat unusual hero for Harlequin, but it only enhances the enjoyment of the novel.
For the past two years, a stranger has made the life of single mom, Angel Parker, a living hell of fear. A ruthless killer has threatened the life of her child if Angel doesn't discover and pass on the knowledge he needs to perpetrate his evil deeds against Victoria Colby and anyone connected to her. Just when Angel believes the nightmare is over, a kidnapping proves it has just begun. Angel's one hope is the man whose job is to turn her in, the very man whom the stranger insists she lead to his execution.
Can Angel trade one life for another, dearer than her own? What is the secret Cole Danes keeps that makes this personal? Is it possible Cole's heart is not made of stone, but beats faintly behind stone walls? And, if so, can she reach it before times runs out?
Cole Danes helps the Colby Agency find their secretary who has been kidnapped by the same people who kidnapped Victoria Colby's son many years ago. He also discovers there is a leak of information from the agency and it points to the secretary or her niece.
Specialist Cole Dane's investigation revealed the unthinkable: a trusted, longtime personal assistant to Victoria Colby had been the source leaking highly sensitive information that could have resulted in the agency's destruction. Angel Parker was being manipulated and controlled by a sinister mercenary driven to destroy the Colby Agency using any means necessary...
Speialist Cole Danes's investigation revealed the unthinkable: a trusted, longtime personal assistant to Victoria Colby had been the source leaking highly sensitive information that could have resulted in the agency's destruction...