by Rachel Butler

December 2005
ISBN: 0-440-24121-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Dell Publishing
Mass Market Paperback

This sequel to The Assassin starts about two weeks from where the first book left off. Selena McCaffrey is approached by the FBI and basically blackmailed into helping them get incriminating evidence against William Davisí, her former guardian, drug dealing associates. Detective Tony Ceola, her boyfriend, insists the FBI wonít be able to charge her with anything, but she accepts the deal anyway. She wants to be free from her past, free to live and love Tony.

She teams up with three FBI agents who are posing as associates and with their help gets Damon Long out of jail. Selena informs him that she is taking over Williamís business and needs his help to guide her through the process. He doesnít trust her but accepts her offer, knowing heíll bide his time and escape at the first opportunity.

Almost from the beginning Selena is being hunted and the FBI has their hands full trying to protect her. Between drug dealers and Williamís angry relatives there are a large number of people to suspect in the attempts on her life. Tony does what he can as a detective while dealing with his frustration at the danger she is in.

Selena is also trying to learn as much about her past as she can. Why would William pick her over anyone else to groom to run his business? And did he know the truth about her who parents were?

Like its predecessor this story is light on romance, and heavy on the action and suspense. And once again the story was left in such a way as to welcome a continuation.

Reviewed in November 2005 by Jackie.

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