When Mattie Sharpe shows up late to her meeting, she finds Paul Cormier bleeding from gunshot wounds. It's too late to help him. She needs to get out of his mansion and off the island before the killer returns. Hugh Abbott is her only hope. He can lead her through the jungle and keep ahead of the soldiers who are on the island. Mattie is happy to have Hugh around, except for the fact that she has been avoiding him for nearly a year since he refused to take her with him after a one-night stand. Now they are running for their lives, staying only a few steps away from death.
This is one of Jayne Ann Krentz's early romantic suspense novels. It certainly feels dated. Hugh is a Neanderthal who continually calls Mattie "Babe". That drove me nuts. He never explains to her what is happening and thinks she should do everything he tells her to. Mattie isn't a bad heroine. She fell for Hugh when she met him last year. Now she wants to keep some distance between them. He doesn't agree. My rating: 3.5 Stars.