By Joan Johnston

Mira Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780778325741, 373pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2009


Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worldsfrom high-society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks. His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm's way, but Ben stays on the job, determined to make amends for a past that haunts him.

Dr. Anna Schuster is fighting demons of her own when she crosses paths with Agent Benedict. The two become adversariesand loversas they search for an Al Qaeda operative bent on revenge.

Ben must fight against timeand his own darknessto rescue millions of innocents and the woman he loves from a virulent bioweapon in the hands of a dangerous enemy.

About the Author
Joan Johnston is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 54 novels and novellas, with more than 10 million copies of her books in print. Joan lives in Colorado.