"a fast-paced romantic suspense"

In Cate Noble's explosive new CIA thriller, we're introduced to sexy operative Dante Johnson. Having been captured and tortured in Thailand for the last 18 months, Dante is assumed dead by everyone who knows him. Only after a tip from a Thai native to one of Dante's old CIA buddies is Dante finally rescued from the cesspool prison to which he's been confined. Dante blames the near-fatal ambush on fellow CIA operative -- and ex-lover, Catalina Dion. Convinced that Cat had set up ambush the that resulted in his imprisonment, Dante wants nothing more than to exact his vengeance on her. Of course, taking his revenge on Cat is hard to do when she's presumed to be dead. Deciding to renew his body and spirit, Dante heads to the Keys to live on his boat and get his life back together. But when Dante passes a pay phone that is in the marina, he can't help but smell the unmistakable perfume that Cat used to wear. Was Cat still alive? If so, had she found Dante in order to finish the job she started in Thailand? Dante immediately sets out on a trail determined to find Cat at once.

Cat is -- was -- one of the best contract agents around, but for the last 18 months she's been on the run. Having learned that her lover is dead, Cat is devastated. She goes into hiding, but comes out in an attempt to find out what truly happened to Dante. Cat is kidnapped and tortured by a Russian scientist who seeks his own revenge on Cat because he blames her for the death of his beloved wife and child. Eventually Cat escapes and goes into hiding. Not only does Cat end up with a sadistic madman after her, but also a vengeful ex-lover. When Dante finally catches up with Cat, she is forced to ask for his help because there is a far more important person's life at stake than just her own.

Dead Right is the first of a new contemporary romantic suspense series from Cate Noble. Filled with action galore, black ops, and intrigue, Dead Right is a fast-paced romantic suspense that keeps readers firmly engrossed throughout the story.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted April 18, 2009


They've only got each other...

In the first in a thrilling new series where pulse-pounding suspense meets wild, sensual heat, Cate Noble introduces Dante Johnson, a CIA operative caught in a firestorm of betrayal and desire...

After eighteen months in a secret prison in Southeast Asia, Dante Johnson wants only to move on with his life until a bomb attack makes it clear that someone, somewhere won't let the past go. All signs point to Catalina Dion, the brilliant foreign agent he once believed himself in love with...the same woman suspected of selling him out...

Cat knows her young son's safety depends on her ability to remain hidden. But now Dante has tracked her down, reigniting the searing attraction between them and tempting Cat to lower her guard in potentially lethal ways. She can't escape him. She can't resist him. And now, together, they're on the trail of a rogue Russian scientist, risking everything on a fragile trust and a fierce hunger that may be more dangerous than any enemy they've ever faced...

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

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Dead Right
(Book 1)
by Cate Noble

Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
February 1, 2009
Available: February 1, 2009
ISBN #0821776339
EAN #9780821776339
352 pages
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