He is every inch the desperado.
Tough, relentless and a force to be reckoned with, Cord
Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being
a mercenary for hire. Risking his neck is all in a day's
But this time the job is personal.
Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive
enemy, Cord has made it his personal mission to neutralize
his foe--the head of a multinational corporation that fronts
a child labor ring. Cord knows only too well how deadly--and
conniving--this man can be. He's seen it firsthand.
In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces
with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited
with his childhood friend Maggie Barton. Cord is surprised
to find Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman
he once knew. A recent widow, she is now a strong and
independent woman in charge of her own life--and an expert
in a profession that places her as Cord's equal. She has
one vulnerability, however: a tragic secret from her past
that threatens her relationship with Cord...and sets her up
as a pawn for his deadly enemy.
On this, the most important case of his life, Cord Romero
cannot afford to be distracted. And he reluctantly
acknowledges that Maggie plays an indispensable part in
unraveling the child labor magnate's links to a shady
global corporation that is the source of his wealth. Forced
to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and
Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can
only leave one winner standing.
With her indomitable flare for giving readers what they
love most, Diana Palmer delivers a searing, explosive story
in which one man and one woman confront their splintered
past and walk a precarious tightrope between life and
death. Desperado is a novel readers will not soon