Authors: Cherry Adair
Tags: #Contemporary, #General, #Romance, #Fiction, #Suspense, #Romantic Suspense Fiction, #Romantic Suspense, #Jewel Thieves, #Terrorists, #South America, #Women Jewel Thieves, #Female Offenders
T-FLAC BOOK 6
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Award-winning author Cherry Adair broke thrilling new ground with
On Thin Ice
—her stunning romantic-suspense hardcover debut. Now she's turning up the temperature, amping up the action, and raising the degree of danger and desire to irresistibly hot new heights.
Diamonds—jewels of every kind, in fact—are Taylor Kincaid's best friends. The only thing she enjoys more than owning them is the challenge of stealing them, at which she excels like few others in the world. And specializing in plundering precious stones from wealthy international criminals just makes it all the more satisfying… and dangerously exciting. So for Taylor, there's no resisting the double allure of snatching the elusive Blue Star diamonds—a prize she has pursued across three continents—from the South American stronghold of the murderous Morales terrorist organization.
The heist goes down without a hitch—until Taylor discovers she has made off with more than she bargained for, namely the secret security-system codes that provide access to a South African diamond mine packed with enough gems to sink a battleship. Suddenly Taylor's no longer just an ultrachic freelance jewel thief. She's a reluctant participant in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game played against elite global trouble-shooters and bloodthirsty terrorists.
There's nothing reluctant, however, about Huntington St. John, the top T-FLAC operative who's hot on Taylor's trail—and, in Taylor's opinion, just plain hot. The feeling, emotional and otherwise, is very mutual. Though they're on opposite sides of the law, Hunt and Taylor swiftly come to appreciate each other's well-honed skills. But since ecstasy is fleeting,
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and diamonds are forever, Taylor soon slips from the sheets and hits the streets… to reclaim the jewels she stashed overseas. And true to his name, Hunt is close behind—but this time, he's after more than the codes. With the clock ticking and
groups of terrorists closing fast, Hunt and Taylor will have to mix pleasure with some very risky business. If they can survive danger at every turn, outwit the ultimate high-tech security system, and somehow conquer each other… they just might get everything they desire.
CHERRY ADAIR has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels, which include
On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek
Kiss and Tell
. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is at work writing the next T-FLAC mission.
Jacket painting: Judy York
New York, N.Y.
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Also by Cherry Adair
On Thin Ice
Out of Sight
In Too Deep
Hide and Seek
Kiss and Tell
is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
Copyright © 2005 by Cherry Adair
All rights reserved.
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Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper
Book design by Susan Turner
To my dear friend Amber Kizer.
My right hand, and frequently my left brain.
I couldn't do what I do without you.
With much love,
Special thanks to
The wonderful folks at the South African Tourism Board (SATOUR) and Big Five Tours, Daniela and Alessia, I couldn't have done Zurich without you. To Gerry, Jane, and Susan, who understand the joys and challenges facing families affected by Down syndrome. Thank you for your commitment to education and willingness to share your experiences. Mary B at Circus to Circus, thank you for sharing your unique talents and expertise. "Mac," thanks for your help. But I repeat, no thank you, I would
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thank-you to Kelsey Roberts and Bonnie C for saving my sanity. And to all our men and women serving far from home—our hearts salute you. Thank you.