Undercover opening line: The birds calling to each other in the early morning just after the dawn heralded another perfect day in the lush jungle south of Bagotá.
There is no worse a threat for an undercover agent than being discovered for who you really are. After years of being so deep into the Colombian drug cartel that Marshall is partnered with the leaders’ sister he is pulled out only hours from being revealed as an agent. He cannot be sent back to South America and is loaned to the secret service to guard the President of the United States. He befriends the children and does his job extremely well. So well that he is injured doing it. He heads off to Paris to recuperate and finds himself caught up in someone else’s drama. Ariana too has run off to Paris to recover from a trauma so bad she needs intensive counselling. Her life is put in danger and Marshall stumbles into it because being an agent is who he is. Together can they survive the threat to Ariana’s life and move on?
Marshall Everett and Ariana Gregory are about to collide, and life will never be the same again.
Marshall is an ex-undercover agent who has just survived the toughest assignment of his career amidst the jungles of Colombia, and is happy to put living in danger behind him. Then a routine job gone wrong shatters his world, and Marshall flees to Paris in search of peace.
Ariana knows that as the daughter of an American Ambassador, her safety is always at risk. When one close call put her in more danger than ever, Ariana is relocated to Paris – but trouble is never far behind her.
Paired together, both Marshall and Ariana must trust each other if they are to ever find freedom from their past…
This is another Danielle Steel book I can highly recommend. The story is believable and I hoped for the two of them that love would triumph over evil. I love books set in places I have visited as I could imagine being with the characters as they walked the streets of Paris. This novel was gripping and full of drama, love and ordinary moments.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
View the previous posts on July 24:
- one year ago – Win 1 Set Of Double Tickets To 031 Comedy Riot
- two years ago – Baked Arancini Stuffed With Cheese
- four years ago – Venison Braised In Amarula
- six years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz
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