Against The Law (Hardcover)
|Author: Kat Martin|
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|Originally published: Don Mills, Ont.: Mira Books, 2011.|
From the Publisher:
At thirty-two Dev Raines is "mostly retired" from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman. So when sexy Lark Delaney comes to him for help tracking down the baby girl her sister gave away for adoption, the former U.S. Army Ranger gets back in the game.At thirty-two Dev is "mostly retired" from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.
Lark is sexy, successful and dedicated to tracking down the baby girl her sister gave up for adoption. It should be a straightforward case, but it's not long before Dev uncovers a shady adoption ring and worse--the child's parents have been murdered and the little girl has been taken.
As the case grows dangerous and Lark needs him more than ever, Dev can't ignore his growing attraction for her. He also can't trust his judgment with women or the emotions he's long-since buried. But there's a chance, if he gets this right and saves Lark's niece, that he'll end up saving himself, too.
Kat Martin has written more than 50 romances, and her work crosses all sub-genres, including contemporary, historical, paranormal and suspense. Born in California's Central Valley, she studied anthropology and history at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was working as a real estate agent when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin, a fellow broker. "We were on opposing sides of a transaction," she has recalled. "I represented the seller and he represented the buyer." Larry was writing a Western novel at the time, and after they had dated for a while, he asked her to read the manuscript. She became his informal editor and subsequently decided to try her own hand at genre fiction. Her first romance, MAGNIFICANT PASSAGE, was published in 1988. Kat (whose given name is Kathleen) and Larry (who has written more than 20 popular Westerns under the name L. J. Martin) have collaborated only once, on the 1989 book TIN ANGEL, which they published under the pen name Kathy Lawrence. The two have made their home in Montana and have given up their real estate careers.
"A strong hero and an intricately written plot that throws in a few twists makes for a riveting story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats." - Melanie E. Bates 01/16/2011