This is a really good story that I had actually read before (I just didn't recognize it from the blurb).
Admiral Jake Robinson has always been the SEAL who lived by the motto of "leave no man behind." As far back as the Vietnam War, there have been "Jake's Boys" -- soldiers rescued because of the personal efforts of Jake Robinson. Now, he's been assigned to infiltrate a religious cult and recover six canisters of a devastatingly lethal nerve gas.
His partner undercover is Dr. Zoe Lange, who just so happens to be the daughter of one of "Jake's Boys" from back in Vietnam. She's also a lot younger than the Admiral. This doesn't stop them from going undercover as husband and wife -- or from experiencing the very real feelings of passion and desire.
But Jake is still mourning the passing of his wife, and Zoe isn't sure that the age difference (or this assignment) is something that can be overcome. Will these two be able to survive their undercover job -- and find a real love worth fighting for?
This is truly another great read in Ms. Brockmann's SEAL series!
He is 23 years older than her. He saved her father's life before she was born. He's a hero and she has been in love with him all her life and this mission gives her the opportunity to meet and work with him. She gets to know the man, not just the hero as the mission to recover a dangerous chemical from a egomaniac leader, white supremist, requires that that they pose as man and wife to get inside the compound and recover the chemicals before they are used to kill thousands of people. The scary thing is that the group leader thinks he has anthrax, but what he has is Triple X, many more times powerful than anthrax.