Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts Series #2)

Midnight Alias (Killer Instincts Series #2)

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by Elle Kennedy
     
 

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She’s smart, seductive, and in way over her head.
He’s her only way out.
 
An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole, the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native thinks he’s found his way inside the dark underbelly of Manhattan:See more details below

Overview

She’s smart, seductive, and in way over her head.
He’s her only way out.
 
An undercover DEA agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole, the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native thinks he’s found his way inside the dark underbelly of Manhattan: Olivia Taylor, the girlfriend of a mob boss and the sexiest woman he’s ever laid eyes on. His new mission objective? Get past Olivia’s defenses and convince her to take a chance—on him.

All Olivia wanted was to finish law school and live a normal life, but that dream was shattered when one dangerous night put her deeply in a mobster’s debt. Now Luke and his team will help her escape—in exchange for intel on the missing agent. But Olivia doesn’t anticipate her intense attraction to the reckless Louisiana charmer or that she’ll be forced to risk everything—including her heart.  

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kennedy’s second Killer Instincts romantic thriller (after Midnight Rescue) balances the gritty side of humanity with sizzling passion. Mercenary Luke Dubois is on a find and rescue mission involving tedious hours of stakeouts—at a strip club, last known location of an undercover DEA agent. Action-oriented Luke is bored until he’s told to focus on gorgeous dancer Livy Lovelace. Dancing allows Livy to pay for school and her mother’s expensive chemotherapy. Unfortunately, her slimy and sadistic boss, Vince Angelo, thinks she should be his mistress, willing or not. Livy knows Vince is willing to kill anyone who stymies him, so she spurs Luke’s offer of help until Vince murders one of her friends. Soon risk-taker Luke and ever-cautious Livy are exploring their fiery passion and wondering whether they can make it permanent. Intriguing good guys and brutal bad guys, gory violence, twisty intertwined plots, and sassy dialogue overcome the clichés to keep readers turning the pages right up to the cliffhanger ending. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
Praise for MIDNIGHT RESCUE

 “Hard-core romantic suspense loaded with sensuality.”—USA Today  

“Romantic suspense just gained a major new player!"—Romantic Times

"A sure-fire win for fans of romantic suspense.”—Romance Junkies

Kirkus Reviews
The second installment in Kennedy's romantic suspense Killer Instinct series (Midnight Rescue, 2012, etc.) pairs lots of naughty words with corresponding body parts and a sloppy plot. Ex–Navy SEAL Luke Dubois and his teammates are pretty bored conducting surveillance on a New York mobster's strip club, but when Luke gets up close and personal with the gangster's stripper girlfriend, he perks right up. Olivia Taylor, a beautiful college student, started stripping at the Diamond Mine to help pay her mother's medical bills and their living expenses, but she's now Mafia henchman Vince Angelo's unwilling fiancee. Luke's team, a group of hard-bodied male mercenaries--not to be confused with their curvy female assassin counterparts--is returning a favor for a DEA official and attempting to discover the whereabouts of a DEA undercover agent who's infiltrated Angelo's club. Partnering with a female associate, Isabel, who's masquerading as a stripper, the team solicits Olivia's help; in exchange, Luke promises to help Olivia and her mother escape Angelo's clutches. As the squad unearths leads that might yield the agent's location, the members also learn details about a major drug deal brokered by Angelo, and Luke and Olivia uncover much more than mere information when they share some explicitly erotic moments. For readers who are willing to suspend disbelief and wade through some pretty risqué language, the book may prove gratifying regardless of the careless plot. But the questions the author neglects to answer might leave some feeling unfulfilled: Would the DEA really use private contractors to do its work? If Olivia decides to follow Luke's advice and chuck her plans to attend law school in order to pursue a teaching career, will she pass a background check? What about that man she killed? Why did Luke not recognize Isabel, one of his good friends, when all she did to disguise herself for her stripping gig was lengthen her hair? Would the CIA freely share its satellite and thermal images with mercenaries, and how safe is it to send them via email? It's just too much of a stretch, darlin'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101612590
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Killer Instincts Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
24,893
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

RITA-nominated author Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager. She loves strong heroines, alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!  

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