Worth Dying For - The Protectors, Bk 24 Author:Beverly Barton Sometimes love is stronger than death... — Security agent Dante Moran can't afford the luxury of love-in his line of work, emotions can get you killed. Besides, he's never recovered from the pain of losing his high school sweetheart to a serial rapist and killer. As far as Dante is concerned, his heart died the day he identified her body.... more »
But when he's hired to protect Tessa Westbrook's young daughter from a kidnapper, Dante is shocked to feel his long-buried emotions rise to the surface. Tessa stirs something in him that he hasn't felt since he was a kid... something that makes him think she could become more than a client. But Tessa's past is full of secrets... and with a killer on the loose, Dante must decide if she's worth dying for--or a reason to live.« less
When Dante Moran was 19 years old, his fiancée Amy was kidnapped and murdered by a serial rapist. After leaving the FBI to work for the Dundee Agency, a powerful P.I. firm, he learns about a missing 16-year-old girl who apparently ran away from home.
Leslie Anne Westbrook's grandfather is extremely powerful and he wants her found immediately. When Dante sees a photo of Leslie Anne, he is stunnedshe is the spiting image of Amy.
Dante finds and rescues Leslie Anne just in time. He learns that someone had sent her anonymous notes informing her that her biological father was a monster who raped and tortured her mother. But what really happened 17 years ago, and does it affect Dante and Leslie Anne?