Hot Ice

Hot Ice

by Cherry Adair
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Hot Ice by Cherry Adair

Award-winning author Cherry Adair broke thrilling new ground with On Thin Ice–her stunning romantic suspense hardcover debut. Now Cherry’s turning up the temperature, amping up the action, and raising the degree of danger and desire to irresistibly hot new heights.

Diamonds–jewels of every kind, in fact–are Taylor Kincaid’s best friends. The only thing she enjoys more is the challenge of stealing them, at which she excels like few others in the world. And specializing in plundering precious stones from wealthy international criminals just makes it all the more satisfying . . . and dangerously exciting. So for Taylor, there’s no resisting the double allure of snatching the elusive Blue Star diamonds–a prize she has pursued across three continents–from the South American stronghold of the murderous Morales terrorist organization.

The heist goes down without a hitch. Until Taylor discovers she has made off with more than she bargained for, namely the secret security-system codes that provide access to a South African diamond mine–packed with enough gems to sink a battleship. Suddenly, Taylor’s no longer just an ultrachic freelance jewel thief, but a reluctant player in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game against elite global trouble-shooters and bloodthirsty terrorists.

There’s nothing reluctant, however, about Huntington St. John, the top T-FLAC operative who’s hot on Taylor’s trail. And in Taylor’s opinion, just plain hot. The feeling, emotional and otherwise, is very mutual. Though they’re on opposite sides of the law, Hunt and Taylor swiftly come to appreciate each other’s well-honed skills. But since ecstasy is fleeting, and diamonds are forever, Taylor soon slips from the sheets and hits the streets . . . to reclaim the jewels she stashed overseas. And true to his name, Hunt is close behind–but this time, he’s after more than the codes. With the clock ticking, and two groups of terrorists closing fast, they’ll have to mix pleasure with some very risky business. If they can survive danger at every turn, outwit the ultimate high-tech security system, and somehow conquer each other . . . they just might get everything they desire.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345484635
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/19/2005
Series: Black Rose Trilogy
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 499,846
File size: 411 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestseller Cherry Adair has garnered numerous awards for her innovative action-adventure novels which include On Thin Ice, Out of Sight, In Too Deep, Hide and Seek, and Kiss and Tell. A favorite of reviewers and fans alike, she lives in the Pacific Northwest where she is at work writing the next T-FLAC mission.


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Hot Ice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
ht0130 More than 1 year ago
love her books
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cherry Adair has made a name for herself with the exciting series of T-FLAC books. Each story, featuring a hot, sexy operative of this privately funded, top-secret, anti-terrorist group has the twists and turns of an action-adventure novel and the steam of a high-powered Jacuzzi. HOT ICE is no different, with Huntington 'Hunt' St. John taking center stage, attempting to gain intel on a terrorist madman named Jose Morales. Morales, a man who believes that anyone who disagrees with his beliefs deserves to die, has been amassing jewels, art, and weapons in an underground mine for years. Hunt, assigned to find out when Morales attends to strike the world¿s population, needs to open the top-of-the-line safe in his domain to gather the computer disks that are there¿he¿s sure that those disks hold all of the information he needs to deter Morales and his mission. The problem is that he needs someone who can open the supposedly uncrackable safe, and there¿s only one person who can do that¿Taylor Kincaid, a jewel thief and safe cracker who is thought to be the best in the world. Unfortunately, before Hunt can reach Taylor and plead for her assistance, Taylor is arrested in San Cristobel for breaking into the home of¿you guessed it¿Jose Morales. Now Hunt believes he has the ultimate power chip to get Taylor to help him¿he¿ll bail her out of jail if she gives him the computer disks that she stole. Taylor, of course, plays dumb, assuring Hunt that she has no idea what he¿s talking about. But when Morales¿s henchmen come to pay her a visit, Taylor has second thoughts on holding out on Hunt. After all, the man with the power and resources of T-FLAC behind him might be the only person who can keep her alive long enough to bring down the terrorist. Ms. Adair has penned another sexually charged winner. The action-adventure part of the story is top-notch, with believable characters and situations that will have you rooting for the good guys and crying for the downfall of Morales and his men. The sexual chemistry between Hunt and Taylor isn¿t necessarily instantaneous, but it¿s an integral part of the story. Neither one of them is sure that they can truly trust the other, and the situations they find themselves in only add to the age-old idiom of whether they really love each other or are just responding to the danger around them. I did miss seeing the Wright brothers in HOT ICE, the operatives from the previous T-FLAC stories, but Hunter St. John is an intriguing and sexy new hero, and his alternate aloofness and genuine caring made for an intriguing story. Taylor is a woman that reminds you of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider or a non-vampire-fighting Buffy, and her slow nature of trusting added depth and emotion to the storyline. All in all, HOT ICE is definitely a book to pick up¿you won¿t be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Taylor Kincaid is a jewel thief, the best in the business. She has been after the famous Blue Star diamonds for a short while now. The man who 'acquired' them for his wife is supposed to currently have them at his terrorist compound in South Africa, within a special safe that could not be cracked. Taylor does not find the diamonds. By the time she is in the 'uncrackable' safe they are gone. However, she takes everything else. She has no clue that she inadvertently pockets valuable disks filled with security codes. ............................................. Huntington 'Hunt' St. John is a top T-FLAC operative. He and his team specialize in counter terrorism. They desperately need the disks Taylor stole from José Morales's safe. They also need her expertise. Morales is the head of 'Mano del Dios'. For many years he has prepared for a special event. One he believes God has chosen him for. Friday, October thirteenth, is D-day unless Hunt and his team can stop him. First they must capture Taylor, then 'convince' her to help. Morales has a nuclear missile ready. In order for the team to reach it and deactivate it, they must live through seven levels of deadly traps. Without Taylor's cooperation, it is impossible. With it, the chances of success are still slim, but it is better than nothing. If they fail, millions will die. .................................................................... ...................... ***** There is not really much romance at all in this Romantic Suspense. The two main characters are attracted to each other, but by the end of the story I, as the reader, did not feel that they could possibly be in true love. Most of the novel is dedicated to capturing Taylor and convincing her to help. The author did an excellent job on that, as well as, on the seven levels. Fans of the games or movies in the 'Tomb Raider' series will be enthralled! Highly recommended. *****
harstan More than 1 year ago
T-FLAC operative Huntington St. John blows out a wall of San Cristobel prison and rescues jewel thief Taylor Kincaid, who is blind probably from guards slamming her head on the rock hard floor. He takes her to a safe place and demands she provide him with the codes that along with diamonds she stole from Morales. She denies taking any codes and wonders if Hunt works for Theresa Smallwood whose deal she earlier rejected............................ Though attracted to Taylor or whatever her name is as she has used a lot of aliases over the years, Hunt knows the codes are critical if he is to stop Morales and the Mano del Dios terrorists from causing a nasty incident in sixty days. Smallwood wants her too, but unlike Hunt who tries to avoid collateral damage, she and her top spy group do not care who dies as long as their cause is further served. Then there is Morales who wants Taylor back because no one escapes his wrath of God mentality.................... HOT ICE is an action packed thriller that contains a strong cast who meet at Taylor, the focus of frenzied activity. Taylor is the key to the tale and she holds up well though her shadowy successful cat burglary profession seems to have failed her with Morales, Smallwood, and St. John. The attraction between Hunt and Taylor enhances the overall suspense as that is just one more thing out of control for the heroine. Cherry Adair writes a strong thriller that grips the reader from start to finish wondering who will come on top in an exciting antiterrorist espionage encounter.............. Harriet Klausner
Angie-S More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful, Adventurous, Non-stop Adrenaline Rush!! Loved this story. It is up there with my all-time favorite Cherry Adair books. In this story, I loved the chemistry between Hunt and Taylor. I loved that she didn't share everything with him up front. She kept him on his toes and guessing. I loved that Cherry released a movie-style trailer on her website for this book. It lured me in even more. I can't get enough of this author's books. Strong heroines and heroes. Magical locales. Travel and adventure. Mystery and drama. I would prefer to read one of these books as to watch TV or a movie. I really hope to see some movies from these stories soon. I know they would be blockbusters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the entire series.
Kytta More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, Cherry Adair is able to pull you into her world of T-FLAC and make you wish you were the leading lady. I read to get lost in a story, and Cherry Adair writes a great story to get lost in.
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StephanieLynn78 More than 1 year ago
Taylor Kincaid is a jewel thief on the trail of the Blue Star diamonds. Unfortunately, when she acquires them she also gets top secret security codes that people will be dying to retrieve. TFLAC operative Huntington St. John is on Taylor’s trail, determined to get the codes from her. He needs them to stop a deadly terrorist group. Hot Ice is a must read for any fan of Cherry Adair’s TFLAC series. I really enjoyed getting to know Hunt and Taylor and watching them fall for each other. Hot Ice is not to be missed!
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THEMANDIB More than 1 year ago
Every time I read one of Cherry Adair's books I always finish it and say "that was my favorite!" Until the next one of her books that is :) This one truly was one of my favorites though, I think it was because of the heroine being a jewel thief! A must read, just like the rest of her books!
bookluver40 More than 1 year ago
Hot Ice is another great TFLAC book by the awesome Cherry Adair. I loved it from start to finish. It keeps you guessing about what is going to happen next and what does happen you don't expect. A really great read that is filled with plenty of action and romance, definitely worth your time.
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