Series: The Bodyguards #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on April 1, 2007
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Working on highly sensitive diplomatic affairs, Darcy Prescott is a natural target for terrorist kidnappers. But when she's mysteriously plucked off a street in Manila one sultry night, Darcy's disappearance isn't what it seems…
The moment Special Forces soldier Ethan Garrett laid eyes on Darcy, he knew she was the woman he would marry—and he did. But when their marriage fell apart, Ethan never really recovered. Now a highly paid bodyguard, Ethan quickly slips back into combat mode when he learns of Darcy's disappearance and calls in old favors to assemble a rogue rescue team….
Tracking Darcy all the way to the jungles of the Philippines, Ethan knows every move he makes could mean the difference between life and death. His love for Darcy burns stronger than ever. But when he learns the true reason for her abduction, it may be too late to save her—or himself…
Darcy Prescott works for the State Department and is currently assigned to the embassy in Manila. When she realizes on a trip to Zamboanga City that the co-worker who slipped her a package before she left is now dead, she gets that she’s now in trouble once she reads the contents. Darcy reaches out and leaves a message with her ex-husband, Ethan Garrett, a former Special Forces officer. By the time he gets it, she’s already missing.
My complaint about this series to date was it’s been more romance than suspense. This story shifted that balance significantly. From the first chapter, this was non-stop tension and action. Ethan’s covert operation to rescue her was downright exciting and well researched. I felt I was in that jungle, definitely not somewhere I wanted to be.
I loved everything about this story, especially how the author expertly transitioned between past and present to offer insight about Darcy and Ethan’s past relationship and what led to their divorce. I literally couldn’t put this book down. It was frightening and chilling stuff.