Series: The Bodyguards, #6
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on July 20th 2010
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Amy Walker endured unspeakable horrors while being held as a hostage before she was rescued by Dallas Garrett and his brothers from E.D.E.N., Inc. Amy is determined to leave the past behind…but only after she gets some answers to the questions that haunt her: Why was she abducted by the terrorists? Why is her mother locked up in a mental institution?
Dallas wants Amy to know he's a man she can trust. He's incapable of offering her his love but promises his sworn protection while she embarks on her quest to discover the truth about her family…and herself.
Working on a lead, Amy and Dallas team up with an investigative journalist and an unlikely accomplice whose motives are as murky as his past. Soon they are drawn into the depths of a secret organization that practices non-consensual mind-control experimentation—one that Amy's own grandfather appears to be involved in. With a ruthless enemy closing in fast Amy and Dallas race against time and risk their lives to expose these crimes against humanity…and share a passion neither of them could have expected.
Amy and Dallas’s story begins way back in ‘To the Brink’ (book 3) and culminates in this explosive, action-packed novel that ties up the entire series. I’d hesitated picking up this book because I wondered what Cindy Gerard could accomplish with a victim (and her rescuer) who had been taken captive for months in the jungles of the Philippines.
But I was more than pleasantly surprised to see how Amy had done a hundred-and-eighty in the months after we see her running away and I loved every moment that showed how different she’d become. The storytelling is solid and we finally learn the reasons for Amy’s initial capture in the Philippines.
Amy and Dallas work wonderfully together and providing a hilarious counterpoint to them are Jenna and Gabriel, whose barmy relationship finally made sense because I’d actually read ‘Show No Mercy’ first.