New York Times bestselling author SuzanneBrockmann knows exactly what makes hearts race and pulses pound: peril andpassion. No one succeeds more brilliantly at blending these exhilaratingelements in breathtaking novels of men and women forced to grapple with thedeepest emotions and the highest risks. And there’s no better proof than Hot Target—which will thrill on every level.
Like most men of action, Navy SEAL chief Cosmo Richter neverlearned how to take a vacation. So when he finds himself facing a month’sleave, he offers his services to Troubleshooters Incorporated. Founded by aformer SEAL, the private-sector security firm is a major player in the ongoingwar against terrorism and known for carrying out covert missions too volatile forofficial US military action. But Richter’s first case is anythingbut under the radar.
High-profile maverick movie producer Jane Mercedes Chadwickhasn’t quite completed her newest film, but she’s already courting controversy.The World War II epic frankly portrays the homosexuality of a real-life hero—andthe storm of advance media buzz surrounding it has drawn the fury of extremistgroups. But despite a relentless campaign of angry emails, phone calls, andsmear tactics, Chadwick won’t be pressured into abandoning the project. Thenthe death threats come.
While the FBI appears on the scene, nervous Hollywoodassociates call in Troubleshooters, and now Chadwick has an army ofround-the-clock bodyguards, whether she likes it or not—and she definitelydoesn’t. Her stubbornness doesn’t make FBI agent Jules Cassidy’s job anyeasier. The fiercely independent filmmaker presents yet another emotionalobstacle that Cassidy doesn’t need—he’s already in the middle of a personaltug-of-war with his ex-lover, and fighting a growing attraction to Chadwick’sbrother.
Determined to succeed—and survive—on her own terms, Chadwickwill face off with enemies and allies alike. But she doesn’t count on the bondshe’ll form with the quiet, capable Cosmo Richter. Yet even as their feelingsbring them closer, the noose of deadly terror all around them draws tighter.And when all hell erupts, desire and desperate choices will collide on akilling ground that may trap them both in the crossfire.