After reading the past few books in the BKI series I was really looking forward to Dagan Zoelner’s story and Julie Ann Walker did not disappoint. She stayed true to her character development over the BKI series and brought Dagan and Chelsea’s story roaring to life on the pages. Dagan and Chelsea are up against all odds as they try to resolve the mystery of Spider, the story line that carries throughout the past few books, and fight off an inconvenient attraction to each other. Add to that Chelsea’s been keeping a few secrets from Dagan and revealing them may end up decimating their shaky truce as they work together on this latest assignment.
The Story: Dagan Zoelner never misses a chance to tell Chelsea she’s too soft for the covert job they are working on together. He’s just worried the woman he thinks way too much about is going to be hurt in the fallout of their investigation. Chelsea wants to prove that she is capable and can make a smart, savvy agent for BKI but it’s hard to battle Dagan’s attitude every day. For his part Dagan is just worried about her, without realizing how his comments can be taken to heart and how they might undermine her confidence. Especially when she’s much rather be doing something more fun with Dagan. Now that they are on the run trying to escape the bad guys together Chelsea’s is faced with an even tougher decision to either tell Dagan the secrets she holds about his own past and risk losing him forever or don’t tell him and build on a lie. This story is a fun, enjoyable read but is even better when read in the BKI series order.
A brooding covert operative and a spunky CIA agent discover a burning passion in the next installment of Julie Ann Walker's red-hot BKI series
Dagan Zoelner has made three huge mistakes
The first two left blood on his hands.
The third left him wondering...what if? What if he had told the woman of his dreams how he felt before his world fell apart?
Spitfire CIA agent Chelsea Duvall has always had a thing for bossy, brooding Dagan. It's just as well that he's never given her a second look, since she carries a combustible secret about his past that threatens to torch their lives...