A rare beauty, raised in the exotic heart of the mysterious East, Mari Sinclair knows its time to end her career as a British spy when she narrowly avoids a brush with death. Unfortunately, there are those who think otherwiseand they are not above using blackmail to keep Mari in the game.
Saddled with a handsome, duty-obsessed "minder" to ensure that she completesand survivesone last mission, Mari is incensed . . . for her guardian, Major Bennett Prestwood, is simply too dedicated, too unbending, and too disarmingly attractive. But in the face of dark secrets and deadly treacheries, as the true peril to Mari is slowly revealed, loyal soldier Bennett realizes that to save and win this extraordinary woman, he will have to do the unthinkable and break the rulesrules that passion and desire have suddenly, irrevocably changed.