on November 1st 2007
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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The powerful head of the covert mercenary organization The Committee, Isobel Lambert is a sleek, sophisticated professional who comes into contact with some of the most dangerous people in the world. But beneath Isobel's cool exterior a ghost exists, haunting her with memories of another life…a life that ended long ago.
But Isobel's past and present are about to collide when Serafin, mercenary, assassin and the most dangerous man in the world, makes a deal with The Committee. Seventeen years ago Isobel shot him and left him for dead. Now it looks as if he's tracked her down for revenge. But Isobel knows all too well that looks can be deceiving…and that's what she's counting on to keep her cover in this international masquerade of murder.
5 Delicious Anti-Hero Stars!!!
Isobel met Killian for the first time when he saved her from a brutal rape. She was eighteen years old and touring Europe before heading to college in Paris. Killian is not the “Knight in Shining Armor” he portrayed himself as. He is a professional killer and needs a cover so he uses young Isobel. She is the innocent, naïve American girl and is the perfect cover. He callously uses her and breaks her young heart which turned her into the cold women she is today.
I loved Madame Isobel Lambert, the “Ice Madame”, and her backstory with Killian. I’ve been fascinated with her since her introduction into the series. This one is definitely one of my favorites in the ‘Ice’ series right after Black Ice. Killian was basically the person that led her into the life that she now lives…which seems to be slowly destroying her emotionally.
“He might lie to everyone else, but he never lied to himself. He had every intention of getting her into bed; after eighteen years he was still thinking about her.”
Isobel Lambert is head of “The Committee” and has been tasked with escorting Josef “The Butcher” Seraphin, a mercenary and assassin who is dubbed “the most dangerous man in the world” to England and assuring his safety.
Upon seeing a photograph of him, Isobel is stunned to realize that he is Killian, a young man she met, fell in love with, and killed 17 years earlier. However, there is a mole within The Committee who seems bent on destroying Isobel before she arrives back in England with Killian/Seraphin, which brings her and Killian closer together while trying to stay alive.
“She froze. He reached up and took her hand in his, pulling the knife away, making her drop it on the floor. “Show me how much you hate me,” he whispered against her mouth. “Prove it to me.”
We get glimpses into the lives of the couples from previous books but the real highlight is Bastian..love him!!!!!…and Peter, along with their wives, who both have major roles as the story plays out. I loved getting cameos!! We also get Taka’s cousin Reno, who also has a pretty prominent role, he defiantly adds some color and character to the group and now I think I need to reread his book!!
Plenty of action and excitement!!! A fantastic book in a great series!