Hidden Away-Maya Banks

Hidden Away

Maya Banks

Berkley, Mar 1 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425240175

Marcus Lattimer made a fortune that has people doing whatever he demands; he pays for loyalty.  He lives by one code only: His Honor.  No one dare cross Lattimer, but Allen Cross of Cross Enterprise did.  Thus, his honor impugned by an A-hole, Lattimer visits this creature of habit Cretan at the man’s office; takes out a gun and fires between the eyes.  However, Marcus failed to consider that his Achilles Heel, his beloved half-sister Sarah Daniels will arrive trying to prevent his killing her former employer ; only she witnesses the murder of Allen.  She flees when repulsive Stanley Cross snarls at her.

CIA Agent Adam Resnick visits Kelly Group International (KGI) because he believes Lattimer finally screwed up with what appears to be a personal vendetta; he wants injured KGI operative Garrett Kelly, who lost a team due to the man’s betrayal, on the job.  He explains the Cross murder gives them the ability to bring down Lattimer through his sibling.  They send to Garrett to keep Sarah safe while using her to catch her half-brother.  However, he never anticipated that he would fall in love with the woman he earned her trust through lies.

Few romantic suspense thrillers start stronger than Hidden Away does as the players are introduced through the homicide.  However, part of the island tryst slows down the otherwise action-packed story line as Garrett tactically seduces Sarah.  Still they are a wonderful pairing as each sees Lattimer differently, which makes the cold killer the match-breaker.  Readers will appreciate this tense tale as the audience anticipates two High Noon confrontations in paradise.

Harriet Klausner

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