Authors: C.R. Hill
Mission Made For Two
By: C.R. Hill
watched through his
as the hot August sun beat down on his neck
ignored the sweat soaking his shirt a
out of their
graceful movements as she walked across the parking lot tightened his gut.
Three months had gone by s
d barged into a
in South America and dragged his sorry butt out.
He’d been in bad shape
from beatings, starvation and dehydration and probably wouldn’t have lasted much longer. Sierra h
ad not only saved him
, but she’d taken a couple of bullets in the process, minor flesh wounds, but still she’d risked a lot to get him out.
At night when he closed his eyes, he could feel the heat from her hands as she’d gently stroked his face, then down across his chest to check for injuries. He’d been half-dead and yet the strong pull of lust had still sprang to life inside his body.
dragged him thr
ough the jungle,
d outweighed her by seventy pounds
. She was
, brash and sexy as hell.
Which was t
he main reason he’d steered clear of her for the three years he’d worked at USOI
United States Operations in Intelligence)
He still couldn’t believe of all the agents that his boss and friend, Trent Browning, had sent to bring him home, he’d pic
Of course, it wasn’t just Sierra he steered clear of. He pretty much steered clear of all of the other agents. He worked alone. It was
the deal he’d made with Trent when he’d come to work and it made life a whole lot simpler.
Except now, he wa
s here in Miami, providing back-
Back-up that Sierra and her partner didn’t even know about.
All because someone inside their organization had sold him out.
His cover had been blown, and Trent had no idea how. But despite that, D
iaz needed to go down.
Trent had sent Sierra and Daniel to Florida to pose
as a couple
desperately wanting a child and willing to pay most anything for one.
Trent had cal
let him know where the meet was, so he’d gotten here well ahead to set up.
With the possibil
ity that someone inside the USOI
organization was selling out agents,
he didn’t trust anyone else to watch Sierra’s back.
He owed her for saving him
and if nothing else, he was a man who paid his debts.
hardly recognized her
when he’d fi
rst seen her in her disguise a few weeks
normally long, soot black
hidden beneath a
, very sophisticated looking
had to have on a padded body suit. She was at least two sizes bigger than normal.
wearing a mouth piece
too, because her face was fuller
. She was still quite attractive, but he preferred her dark hair and athletic frame
that seemed to go with her sassy attitude
wished Trent had s
ent another female agent
, but Trent
was the best.
Plus, he trusted her.
atching Sierra and Daniel meet with Michael
Diaz’s right hand man, made Jake
nervous. Having Sierra in the line of fire fueled something inside of him he’d rather not feel. He barely knew her, yet for three months now, she’d filled his thoughts.
, he’d been tailing her and D
aniel, keeping an eye on things, still worried about the possible leak.
He squinted through the binoculars.
ust got a phone call. Not good
. Every muscle in his body tensed and his hand went
to the rifle lying on the ground
turned back to Sierra and Daniel
and said something
. They nodded, said something else and then turned to leave. He relaxed marginally.
The meeting was done. Now they had to wait and see if
That was always the tough part.
One thing for sure, Jake would be keeping a close eye on things.
Anger simmered in Sierra’s veins at what
Diaz was doing.
The man they’d met had given her a picture of a brown-eyed little girl, no more than two
. That was the girl they were supposedly buying.
Some parent’s somewhere could be missing that little girl
. She could have been snatched right out of her bed.
Of course, just as many of
the stolen chi
ldren were taken or bought from orphanages
sold for a profit.
Some sold to people like she and
Daniel pretended to be
wasn’t such a horrible trade
off. Get out of the orphanage and into a family
used them for unspeakable things.
Slaves, child pornography, or just abuse.
The thoughts sickened her. She’d seen her share of slime balls as she’d made
her way throu
gh foster care from the age of three
until she was finally free at eighteen
. That life was the main reason she’d learned to defend herself.
Self-preservation had turned into a job and now she was
more than prepared to take down
She and Daniel didn’t talk until they were inside
Once they were seated with the air on full blast, Sierra turned to him. “Do you think if we take this guy down, he’ll roll over on Diaz?”
Daniel’s mouth thinned. He put the
vehicle in gear and pulled out.
“When the shit starts
the fan, guys like him look out for number one.”
Sierra agreed. She looked at the picture she
still held of the little girl.
“I can’t believe how angry it makes me to think of these children being sold like pieces of property.”
Daniel glanced at her and nodded. “We’re going to end this.”
stinctively in the side mir
o one tailed them.
She still couldn’t shake the uneasy feeling the phone call their contact had
She’d watched him closely, but he hadn’t revealed anything by his expression. It was mostly the fact that Jake had been sold out that had her so jumpy.
Where the heck was he?
She’d gotten him back to the states, seen him safely ensconced in the small
medical facility that took care of them and then he’d vanished.
Every time she asked Trent about him, he just said Jake was fine.
She could still see him lying on that grungy floor in South America
, his dark hair was long and shaggy, the sharp angles of his face covered with a ratty beard, but
eyes had been as intense as ever
Even beaten down the man
radiated power and
She’d known he was barely strong enough to stand, yet he’d made it the two miles they had to trek to get to their waiting chopper.
Too bad he was such a lone wolf. He’d probably be a lot of fun to work with, but to Sierra’s knowledge he hadn’t worked with any of the other agents since coming on aboard three years ago.
he couldn’t help bei
ng curious about his whereabouts and condition
He’d been in bad shape the last time she’d seen him.
He intrigued her
risked her life to bring him home.
For now though, she and Daniel needed to finish the mission that Jake had started.
She blew out a breath and watched the passing scenery as Daniel took them back to their condo.
They made it back to their mak
eshift home without incident
and Sierra relaxed marginally. They would wait to be contacted again,
they’d go after Diaz’s organization.
you whip us up something for lunch,” Daniel said with a grin
as they climbed from the vehicle
. He loved to tease her about her inability to cook.
omething he’d discovered the second time they’d worked a case together and had posed as a married couple then