by Samantha Saxon

December 2005
ISBN: 0-425-20732-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Nicole Beauvoire is in service for her country. She is an assassin, the Scorpion. She murders men for her country and she's the best at what she does. Forced to do this service, she stomachs the task and takes pride in that those that she kills deserve what they get and she is saving the lives of countless others with her actions. But, Nicole's days as an assassin are numbered and with her assignment to kill one of the top officials in France, she knows that this will be the last mission she will ever do for her country. She will not survive the task.

Daniel McCurren was sent to France to warn the Scorpion that the plot has been uncovered by the French and that the mission is to be aborted. But, when Daniel discovers that the Scorpion is a woman, be feels honor bound to protect her in any way he can and to try and convince her to return with him to England, where she will be safe. Little does he know that Nicole can never return to England and that she can never reveal the reason why. Daniel is determined to save Nicole from herself and death, but will the risks he takes to keep her safe mean the end of his own life?

This was a great story full of adventure, intrigue, suspense and unforgetable romance. These two characters are a perfect compliment for each other, they bring out each others personalities and cherish every one of them. Nicole is a very resourceful woman who has lived a very hard and dangerous life. A woman of the world, as it were. Daniel was born to great wealth and power, but he has never found his true way in life and wants to make a difference somehow. By taking on the assignment to warn the Scorpion, he feels this is the only way to do that.

Breathtaking scenery, a fast moving and page turning plot and you have yourself a best seller in the making. Congrats, Samantha Saxon, you have a winner!!

Reviewed in May 2006 by Debbie.

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