By Irene Hannon
For FBI Hostage Rescue crew member Evan Cooper and his companion, dignitary defense responsibility must have been a bit of cake. regrettably, Monica Callahan isn't making it effortless. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is occupied with a delicate hostage scenario within the center East--she refuses to be intimidated by means of a comparable terrorist danger again within the States. that's, until eventually a chilling caution convinces her that the chance is particularly real--and escalating.
As Coop and his associate do their most sensible to maintain her secure, Monica's father triggers an abduction that places his daughter's existence in danger. And with each moment that ticks by way of, Coop understands that the percentages of saving the one lady who has ever breached the partitions round his center are shedding. in the end, terrorists aren't identified for his or her patience--or their mercy.
Book one within the Heroes of Quantico sequence, this suspense-filled novel will whisk readers alongside for the exciting trip.
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Supplied with a two-way radio, provided by Crawshaw that morning, he drove to the end of the drive and parked just outside the gates. His instruction was to wait until he received information on the route to take. The prisoner was brought back up stairs, without handcuffs, into the front hall and I began to explain to him a final spurious activity. As I completed the explanation, I ended the sentence with the trigger words. Nothing happened. I was thrown for a moment, frantically thinking of ways to inject the phrase again.
A large four-poster bed dominated the room, which in all other respects was oriental in décor. The stained floorboards were cushioned with Chinese rugs and silk hangings bedecked the walls. I remember feeling rather like a character on a willow pattern plate – and a very pleasant feeling it was to. Declining the offer to have my bags unpacked for me, I carefully hung my few clothes in a wardrobe large enough to accommodate twenty such collections and stacked the books on a table close to the bed.
There were ten of us in all; five of whom, including Helen Shawcross and me, were to my knowledge involved in or with the Intelligence Services. The charade was carried through as it always was in mixed company. Even someone you had met half a dozen times before in a different context was, if circumstances dictated, introduced as if for the first time. The champagne served was a particularly fine between-wars vintage and the precursor of an evening of excellent food and even better wine. Conversation was mixed and pretty non-specific, tinged as one might expect with references to the happy couple.