A deadly assignment to protect the President's daughter leads to a battle between duty and desire.
Open Book Limited
Justice House Publishing
Single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts has one mission-to guard the daughter of the President of the United States at all cost. Her duty is her life, and it is the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. She hasn't counted on the fact that Blair Powell, the beautiful, willful First Daughter, will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the Agent in Charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair.
From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite gallaries of Soho, Cameron Roberts must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, she must chose between love and honor.
“I don’t want this assignment.”
“You don’t have a choice.”
“With all due respect, sir, I am a senior agent, and I should have some say regarding my assignments.”
He studied her silently. She was thinner than the last time he had seen her and there was a new hardness in her dark eyes. She stared at him in thinly disguised challenge, the anger simmering very near the surface. The folder on his desk held her service record. It was flawless, exemplary in every way. It told the crucial facts, and none of the story. No one had ever known the whole story, and now they never would. Because she wasn’t talking, and no one really wanted her to. What everyone wanted was to get on with business as usual, and it was his job to see that that happened.
“You’ve been selected by the Security committee. They think you’re the best one to head up the detail. Their decision is not negotiable.”
“It’s a goddamned baby-sitting assignment. Any rookie could do it,” she seethed through clenched teeth. She was skirting the edge of insubordination. She knew it, and she didn’t care. There wasn’t a thing anyone could do to her that could hurt her any longer. Except maybe bury her in a bullshit detail like this. She needed a field assignment—something that would consume her energy, something that would exhaust her mind; something that would obliterate her memories.
"You start tomorrow. I suggest you review the available reports from the current commander before you leave for New York.”
“Damn it, Stewart. You know I don’t deserve this!”
Assistant Director Stewart Carlisle watched the tall, trim agent as she turned away, stiff with rage. He had no doubt she would give her best; she always did. What he wondered was where she would put her anger.