St. Martin's, Feb 2008, $6.99
Three years ago, his superior left FBI Agent Ryan McBride taking the hit when a child kidnapping case turned fatal. Despondent even before he was left holding the bag, Ryan quit and turned to drinking to numb his pain while vanishing in the Keys.
Rookie FBI agent Vivian Grace joined the force because she knows first hand what it is like to be kidnapped as a kid. When a kidnapper snatches a child and demands Ryan is brought on the case, Vivian goes to enlist his help. Although he prefers to be left alone, Ryan cannot allow a child to suffer or die. He teams up with Vivien even as their unknown adversary uses both their pasts with frightening insight while snatching more kids.
This is an exciting redemption police procedural that never slows down from the moment the amazing Grace meets McBride. Although the chilling NAMELESS is stereotypical, the culprit still a remains frightening, monstrous and diabolical villain. Readers will appreciate this exhilarating romantic suspense with the emphasis on the cat and mouse game in which the killer makes and breaks the rules; the two heroes know that their kinky relationship is for later.