Former Secret Service agent Alex Stone was the best of the best, so impersonating missing foreign dignitary Thomas Barde seemed easy. Convincing the world that rough-and-rowdy Melusine Brand was actually Katerina, Thomas's ultrafeminine bride and the president of Tantilla's beloved daughter, was another story. And while Alex was no stranger to difficult assignments, hiding his history with Melusine bordered on impossible.
Physically, Melusine could have been Katerina's twin, but the resemblance ended there -- something Alex was grateful for when their simple plan turned dangerous. As they tangled with terrorists in the Texas desert, Alex wondered not only whether a future without Melusine was worth living, but would they survive to see any future at all?
One of the best books I've ever read.
Secret Service agent Alex Stone, impersonating missing foreign dignitary Thomas Barde. Melusine Brand would impersonate Barde's wife Katerina.
I liked this book, and the series, by Maggie Shayne. The Brand sisters and their mother are a likeable family and it is enjoyable to see how they are so different and yet accept that about each other. This book is about Melusine Brand, the tough girl - protector of the family. She meets her match with Alex Cross, though they don't know it at first. She is asked to impersonate a princess and has to learn how to be everything she is not. The results are entertaining, especially when her real personality shines through and the repercussions are apparent in the princess's home country. A great love story with action and death defying moments. I recommend the whole series!