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 work.
But this time the job is
Having barely survived a murder attempt from an
elusive enemy, Cord has made it his personal mission to
neutralize his foethe head of a multinational
corporation that fronts a child labor ring. Cord knows
only too well how deadlyand connivingthis 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 lifeand 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
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.