She was supposed to be the mission. She became his undoing.
When American schoolteacher Samantha Greene goes missing in Mexico, the US government calls on private military firm, Astor Stone Inc., to assist in finding her. Former soldier Roman Thieves volunteers for the case, seizing the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. After-all, no one knows the dark underworld of human trafficking like he does—or knows exactly how involved he is in their business dealings.
When the mission falls apart, Roman finds himself on the run with the blonde-haired, green-eyed bombshell, seeking refuge in the untamed wilderness of the Sierra Madre Mountains—on a trail rumored to be haunted, nonetheless. With only a small bag of provisions, they must battle the elements, including scorching hot temperatures, and work together to outsmart the savage predators hunting them.
As his motives become clouded by a fierce need to protect Sam, Roman must choose between avenging his past and saving the woman who snuck her way into his heart.
Each book is a standalone Romantic Suspense, no cliffhangers.
Amanda McKinney is the multi-award-winning author of more than twenty romantic suspense and mystery novels. Her book, Rattlesnake Road, was named one of POPSUGAR's 12 Best Romance Books, and was featured on the Today Show. The fifth book in her Steele Shadows series was recently nominated for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Amanda's books have received over fifteen literary awards and nominations.
Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda writes page-turning murder mysteries peppered with steamy romance. She lives in Arkansas with her handsome husband, two beautiful boys, and three obnoxious dogs.