Personal Assignment

Personal Assignment

by Terry Odell


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She says she doesn't need protection. He knows better. And for him, it's personal.

This Blackthorne, Inc. action-adventure romantic suspense from award-winning author Terry Odell will keep you turning pages.

After a second on-the-job injury, Nash "Rambler" Hanley is worried about being able to continue as a covert operative for Blackthorne, Inc. Rescuing people in distress is what Nash does, and he can't imagine his life outside of the Blackthorne teams. However, while he's on medical leave, he accepts his partner's offer of a stay at his mountain cabin to recover and regroup. Warned that the cabin needs repairs, Nash isn't surprised to see signs of neglect. What he is surprised to see is a woman who's taken up residence.

Danika Payton has her eyes on winning a Pulitzer for her reporting, although she's still stuck in the soft news Living section of the Albuquerque Gazette. She's sure her next story will move her up, but instead, she's fired. Her boss says it's a matter of downsizing, but the abrupt way she was let go, and the threatening letters that start arriving tell her there's more to it. She takes to the road, doing her best to stay off the radar and ends up in a remote area in the Colorado mountains. A storm has her seeking shelter in a vacant cabin.

Nash is tempted to send Danika on her way, especially since nothing she says rings true. However, it's clear to him she's in trouble, and his helper instincts kick in. Danika wants no part of Nash's help, but the haunted look in his eyes triggers nurturing feelings she wasn't aware she had. She'll do anything to make him laugh.

The threats escalate. But are they directed at Danika, Nash, or his partner? Can Danika and Nash figure out which of them is being threatened and who's behind the threats before it's too late? Will their growing feelings for each other get in the way?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987041637
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 03/06/2019
Series: Blackthorne, Inc. , #9
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

From childhood, Terry Odell wanted to "fix" stories so the characters would behave properly. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write turned into a romance, despite the fact that she'd never read one. Odell prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." After writing 8 romantic suspense novels, she finally got around to writing a "normal" mystery and her Mapleton Mystery series began.

She writes the Blackthorne, Inc. series, the Pine Hills Police series, the Triple-D Ranch series, and the Mapleton Mystery series.

Her writing awards include the HOLT Medallion, the Silver Falchion, the OKRWA International Digital Award, among others. You can find her high (that's altitude—she lives at 9100 feet!) in the Colorado Rockies—or at her website,, and blog, Terry's Place.

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