When CIA Agent Mike Folsom is found beheaded in a Denver alley hours after speaking to an informant about a potential terrorist cell being formed in the local Muslim community, retired SEAL Levi Jones is activated to find his killer. The informant herself is a suspected co-conspirator…but she’s the only one who can bring him inside the close-knit community.
Zaida Hassan knows her parents are disappointed with her—and not because she writes sexy contemporary romances. No, they’re upset with her for something much more salacious—she’s failed to settle down in a marriage and provide them with grandchildren.
Zaida’s grateful her parents don’t know the worst of her secrets. But Jamal Abd al-Mukhtar does, and he’s leveraging that knowledge against her. He’s the reason she sought out Agent Mike Folsom, a friend from way back. The help Mike sends her is a man straight from the pages of her stories, with eyes like a blue mountain lake and a heart of obsidian.
When she learns Mike has been murdered, she knows Levi Jones has come not to save her but to destroy her.