Noble's impressive romantic thriller debut introduces hot CIA operative Dante Johnson in the first of a steamy new series. Dante almost rots in a Thailand prison after a fatal ambush in Cambodia that took the lives of two fellow agents. He blames his former lover, contract agent Catalina Dion, now presumed dead. Finally rescued, Dante heads for Key West to recharge, but then he smells Cat's signature fragrance, answers a public pay phone by his boat and triggers an explosion. Soon he learns that Cat is really in hiding from a Russian scientist who blames Dante and Cat for the accident that killed his family, and she needs Dante's help to survive. Vengeance quickly turns into romance. Noble spiffs up the standard hearts and bullets format with plenty of action in all senses of the word. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Dead Rightby Cate Noble
After eighteen months in a secret prison in Southeast Asia, Dante Johnson wants only to move on with his life--until a bomb attack makes it clear that someone, somewhere
In the first in a thrilling new series where pulse-pounding suspense meets wild, sensual heat, Cate Noble introduces Dante Johnson, a CIA operative caught in a firestorm of betrayal and desire. . .
After eighteen months in a secret prison in Southeast Asia, Dante Johnson wants only to move on with his life--until a bomb attack makes it clear that someone, somewhere won't let the past go. All signs point to Catalina Dion, the brilliant foreign agent he once believed himself in love with. . .the same woman suspected of selling him out. . .
Cat knows her young son's safety depends on her ability to remain hidden. But now Dante has tracked her down, reigniting the searing attraction between them and tempting Cat to lower her guard in potentially lethal ways. She can't escape him. She can't resist him. And now, together, they're on the trail of a rogue Russian scientist, risking everything on a fragile trust and a fierce hunger that may be more dangerous than any enemy they've ever faced. . .
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Cate Noble likes trouble. Her specialty: high intensity romantic thrillers that never let up-with tall, dark and devilish heroes who never let you down. A former accountant, she now enjoys making sure danger, intrigue, and drop-dead romance add up to an adrenaline rush her readers won't soon forget. Cate and her vivid imagination live in Florida with her real-life hero. For more information on her upcoming releases, visit CateNoble.com
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The mission in Cambodia went south resulting in the deaths of two CIA agents and the brutal incarceration of the third Dante Johnson in a Thai prison. He has little hope to escape, but vows to remain alert so if the opportunity arises, he is gone though he is not sure what reality is any longer. The imprisoned operative holds his former lover, contract agent Catalina Dion culpable though she is dead.
Rescued after eighteen months in hell, Dante returns to the States with plans to regain his equilibrium wasting R&R time on his boat in Key West. However, he is a bit shocked when his olfactory senses detect the odor of Cat¿s perfume as he assumed she was killed. Things turn nasty when he picks up a ringing public phone near his vessel; as an explosion follows. Making inquiries he learns Cat is not only alive, but Viktor Zavovsky, a Russian scientist blames her and him for the accidental deaths of his family and her son is an eye for an eye pawn to this obsessed relentless madman.
The key to this CIA romantic suspense is the thrills and chills throughout the fine plot as Cate Noble provides an action-packed tal starting four months earlier with flashbacks that might not be real adding to the excitement. The romantic subplot is deftly handled to heat the sheets but not interfere with the cat and mouse game. Fans will root for the good guys, but also empathize with the villain who has an ax to grind and is grinding it into a fine tale that lives up to its title DEAD RIGHT.