This is the first book I've given a 5-star rating, so that shows how much I loved it. It was quick and easy reading but the plot was excellent. I loved Niema Burdock's character, very unpredictable. I hope the author decides to turn Niema and John's characters into repeating characters in her other books. This is the first Linda Howard book I've read and she's got me snagged!
A convoluted spy story, a steamy romanceâ¦ all in all, a very good book! I love that the villain isn't just inherently evil as in so many other books. Linda Howard is fast becoming one of my favorite romantic-suspense authors.
"Linda Howard has seamlessly melded thrilling sensuality and heart-pounding dramatic tension. Now she brings back the elusive hero who first appeared in her acclaimed page-turner Kill and Tell- in a new blockbuster that is part suspense,part passion and pure Linda Howard."
I LOVED this book. MORE than Kill and Tell! He was terribly tortured. Staying away from her when he had loved her for so many years but knowing that he couldn't offer her much of a life together. Knowing that he had made the right choices over and over but that she would probably hate him for them.
The villain was a realistic person with human motives. Great book!
The fireworks explode literally and figuratively between John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist and Niema Burdock a communications expert.
In this world of deception can John and Niema finally come to terms with their feelings and trust their desire for one another, or will their carefully planned strategy fail and throw them into more danger?
CIA agent John Medina and electronics expert Niemi Burdock share a violent past: the two were part of a covert operation that went tragically wrong, resulting in the death of several people. Now, five years later, their paths cross again and John, whose love for Niemi has only grown over time, is determined to keep her in his life for good. Having spent the intervening five years living a solitary, staid existence--due to feelings of guilt over the ill-fated operation--Niemi is somewhat reluctant to reenter the shadowy world she once inhabited. Still, she can't resist the lure and excitement of danger when John asks her to join him on his latest mission to discover the origins of a deadly new explosive already in use by terrorists.
Concocting a plan to reveal the source of the explosive, the two enter into a dangerous masquerade, walking a tightrope between safety and death, while passion boils beneath the surface. Unaware of John's feelings, Niemi fights her physical response to the legendary agent as her emotions, in frozen limbo for the last five years, thaw with astonishing speed.
First introduced in Kill and Tell, agent John Medina is as intriguing as the perilous world he operates in. Watching him in action, à la James Bond, is exhilarating--as is the single-minded intensity of his feelings for Niemi, whose ability to hold her own with John--on both a personal and professional level--and with the host of terrorists, spies, and double-dealers the pair encounter is impressive to say the least. Throw in a couple of chilling chase scenes, some romantic interludes hot enough to peel paint from the walls, and one or two bigger-than-life internationally connected characters, and you've got the latest from Linda Howard--a romantic thriller that's sure to be coming soon to a bestseller list near you.
Five years ago, CIA Agent John Medina and Communications Expert Niema Burdock were on a mission in Iran that went terribly wrong, resulting in the death of colleagues, including Niema's husband. Now they meet again when John needs Niema for another mission. This time he wants Niema to go undercover and bug the home of a french arms dealer. After vowing to never go into the field again, Niema realizes she is ready for some excitement. Getting back into the espionage game may be part of that excitement, but what really makes her heart start beating is working with John again.
This book has been sitting on my shelf a long time. I'm glad I finally decided to read it. John Medina was introduced in the book "Kill and Tell". But we really didn't know too much about him until this book. He is a guy who puts everything into his job, and believes there is no room in his life for a relationship. Look out when he changes his mind. He'll stop at nothing to win his lady. Niema is a smart, strong woman who lost the man she loved. I enjoyed seeing her come out of her shell once again when she was around John. I was also intrigued by the villain in this story. He is not the usual one dimensional character we see in so many books. My rating: 5 Stars.
John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops, specialist, works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. and no one knows th edangers of getting close to him better than does communications expert Niema Burdock. Five years ago, Niema and her hasband, Dallas, worked with Medina on an explosive mission that trapped Dallas in the crossfire - fatally. although she has slowly healed from her terrible loss, Niema never planned to see Medina again. But now John Medina needs her . .
A French arms dealer is supplying international terrorist units, and only Niema can plant the undetectable bugs needed to crack the deadly ring. Against her better instincts, Niema infiltrates the dealer's glamourous world by going undercover. But when their careful strategy begins to crack, Niema and John take flight in a strange land-and find their partnership sparking with an erotically charged electricity. In a world of deception. John Medina has once again set Niema on a free fall into danger and desire.
John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist, works in the shadows of the governments' deadliest missions. No one knows the dangers of getting close to him better than Niema Burdock. A french arms dealer is supplying international terrorist units, and only Niema can plant the undetectable bugs needed.
John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops Specialist, works in the shadows of the governments deadliest missions. Communications expert Niema Burdock goes undercover to help him infiltrate a terrorist unit, despite the fact that her husband was killed 5 years earlier while on a mission with him.
John Medina, the CIA's legendary Black Ops specialist, works in the shadows of the government's deadliest missions. And no one knows the dangers of getting close to him better than does communications expert Niema Burdock.
THE PAST PROVED DEADLY...
No one knows the dangers of getting close to legendary CIA Black Ops specialist John Medina better than communications expert Niema Burdock. Five years ago, she and her husband worked with Medina on an explosive mission that ended in tragedy. Although she has slowly recovered from her terrible loss, Niema planned never to see Medina again. Until now.
HISTORY IS ABOUT TO REPEAT ITSELF....
A French arms dealer is supplying international terrorists, and only Niema can plant the bugs needed to crack the deadly ring. Against her best instincts, she infiltrates the dealer's glamorous world. But when the plan goes awry, Niema and Medina must take flight in a strange land -- and soon find their partnership sparked by an erotic charge. In a world of deception, John Medina has once again set Niema on a free fall into danger...and into desire like she's never known.