Emma and Colin are both agents for the FBI. As the book begins though they are focusing on their personal life and trying to prepare for their wedding. Colin's brother Mike is a wilderness guide who lives a private life. All of a sudden men from his military past show up in town asking questions and Emma ends up getting drawn into the situation. Things turn very serious when Emma is kidnapped and Colin races to get her back.
This book was said to be a stand alone but I found it a little confusing at first. There were a lot of characters and a lot of relationships going on and I think I would have had an easier time reading this if I would have read the prior books. That being said I did find a flow with the book about half way in and I ended up enjoying it. The writing was good and well paced. I enjoyed the side characters as well as the main couple and I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery.
I think if you're a fan of this series you will definitely enjoy this book. I myself will be going back to start from the beginning. I am looking forward to finding out how Emma and Colin's relationship all began.
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with this absorbing, twisting tale of suspense, romance and fast-paced action, the latest in her popular Sharpe & Donovan series.
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating—or does he have his own agenda?
Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a few hot nights, has never brought him anything but trouble. Newly returned from England, Naomi clearly isn't telling Mike everything about why she's snooping around his hometown, but he has no choice but to work with her if he wants to uncover what's really going on.
But the case soon takes a drastic turn—Emma is targeted, and a connection surfaces between Naomi and Kavanagh and a recently solved international art theft case. Not every connection is a conspiracy, but as the tangled web of secrets unravels, Emma and Colin face their greatest danger yet. With everyone they know involved, they must decide who they can trust…or lose everything for good.