Heart Of A Hero
Debra Webb and Regan Black
Harlequin Intrigue, Jan 20 2015, $5.50
Though they argue over his wearing shorts, CIA Specialists Director Thomas Casey (see Colby Agency: The Specialists - Bridal Armor by Debra Webb) hires Will Chase to work undercover as a letter carrier in Colorado due to a recent operation he did as a SEAL in Afghanistan. Working in the Durango area of the Rockies, Will and sixth generation trail guide Charly Binali begin dating. Though he hates lying to her re his identity, Will knows national security supersedes his desires.
Casey alerts his undercover agents that a Blackout Key cyber weapon that can breach any software program even ultra-top secret nuclear launch codes was stolen. Meanwhile Reed Lancaster employs Binali Backcountry to lead him and his team into the mountains. Clint Roberts and Charly escort the Lancaster contingent on the hike while Will aware of whom her customer is from Thomas’ alert follows with the added incentive besides insuring the safety of his country of keeping his beloved safe.
The second Specialists: Heroes Next Door (see The Hunk Next Door) romantic suspense is a taut drama that starts leisurely but shifts into hyperspeed once the backcountry trek begins and never decelerates until the anticipated Rocky Mountains’ final confrontation. Ironically, the initial slow pacing enables the audience to believe in the realistic relationship between the protagonists. Debra Webb and Regan Black provide an entertaining intrigue in which fans will feel they hike the trail with the guides and the lethal clients.