Diana Layne is the bestselling author of the Vista Security thriller series, The Good Daughter, Trust No One and Edge of Trust. She also writes historical romantic suspense. Pirate's Proposal is her first published historical romance with more pirate stories to follow. And stay tuned for her upcoming Texas historical romantic suspense series. As an author, she loves the ability to create murder and mayhem with a touch of romance in her fictional worlds. To learn more about Diana, sign up for her newsletter, or to follow her on social media, please visit www.dianalayne.com.
Dave and Marisa are back!!
What if there was a technology so scary, reality seemed like your worst nightmare?
Burned spy Tasha Shivko must rescue her brother from a Siberian prison and the only person who can help is her former partner Matt Kincaid. But Matt, once himself held captive in a Siberian prison, flatly refuses.
Before his arrest, Tasha's brother managed to smuggle information out of Russia about a terrorist plot using a nanovirus developed by a dirty scientist. Code name: Zombie Virus-when injected it leaves its victims helpless to resist any command.
Learning of the imminent terrorist threat, ex-FBI agent turned spymaster Dave Armstrong realizes Tasha's brother has critical information vital to thwart the plot. Dave entices Matt to join them and also pulls in Mafia princess Marisa Peruzzo who is now a reluctant mob boss. Marisa's job: set up a deal with a Russian mobster who has the contacts they need to set their trap. Marisa isn't that hard to convince; unbeknownst to Dave, she has her own vendetta.
From New York to Russia, from Alaska to Siberia, as they work to unravel the terrifying plans of an intricate criminal network, the small but loyal team are pushed to the Edge of Trust.
Nominated for the RWA® Golden Heart® Award
When reality is a web of lies and the truth endangers all you hold dear . . .
you Trust No One.
Drafted into the nebulous underworld of a secret agent right out of college, MJ Thornberg survived betrayal and attempted murder at the hands of her trusted partner. Instead of returning to the deadly realm of espionage, she chose to retire to a small Texas town and work as a mechanic while raising her soon-to-be-adopted baby daughter.
Ben Walker is a man with his own secrets. An agent with MJ's former employer, Vista Security, Ben is clawing his way out of a downward spiral from a job gone wrong when Vista sends him after MJ, with orders to use the threat of halting her baby's adoption to ensure her cooperation.
Furious and trusting no one, MJ intends on working the job solo until a sniper's bullet alters her plans. With no choice but to work with Ben, MJ must confront ghosts from her past, discover truths of her present, and trust that the future she deserves is in her hands to create. (100,000+)
Gina Santini is delighted to leave the fancy London finishing school she despises and take over the family business in the Caribbean when her father becomes too ill to continue. As captain of the pirate ship Gypsy Doll she plunders the seas to support them both.
Charles "the Charmer" was first mate on the Gypsy Doll before he was shanghaied and enslaved to a brutal master. On his escape, he swears revenge and uses his charm to convince Gina to help him win the biggest prize of all, one with enough gold to allow them to give up pirating forever.
But betrayal swirls in the air as surely as a stormy sea, and the curse of the gypsy doll makes betrayal more than dangerous...
When the mob kills her cop boyfriend and ruins her chances for a new life, Marisa Peruzzo vows to bring them down--at the risk of destroying her family and the only life she's known. She finds an ally in FBI agent Dave Armstrong, and though she falls in love with him, nothing will dissuade her from ensuring the mob's downfall, even if she has to go outside the law.
For FBI Agent Dave Armstrong justice means choosing between right and wrong, black and white, and nothing in between. There is no place in his city for criminals, and he is determined to put mob boss Carlo Peruzzo out of business. But Carlo is powerful, dangerous, and cunning, and so far has eluded Dave's efforts to arrest him. Until Carlo's daughter surprises Dave with an offer of help.
Marisa is a woman who operates outside the neat little box Dave has always lived in, and while he understands her need for justice, he doesn't approve of her methods. Yet in the course of his quest, Dave falls in love with her, and his feelings make him question whether the world might actually be shades of gray.
Unfortunately, one of Marisa's closest friends, a world renowned Italian soccer player, is on the wrong side of her father. The clock is ticking while she and Dave race to prevent yet another death.
94,000 words, 388 pages