by Rachel Butler
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Scorched by Rachel Butler

From her birth as the love child of a rich Southern family to her childhood on the streets, beautiful assassin Selena McCaffrey had one option: survive. Now she wants to put the past behind her and start a new life with the man she loves…but her enemies have other plans. Someone has put out a half-million-dollar contract on Selena’s life—and two of the world’s most elite assassins have taken the job. As Selena and homicide detective Tony Ceola race from Tulsa to Atlanta to Alabama, what they discover will change their lives forever: a scorching secret about Selena’s past, about her mother’s death—and about how close her worst enemy really is….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440243373
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2007
Series: Dell Romantic Suspense Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rachel Butler lives in Oklahoma with her husband and son, where she is at work on her next novel of romantic suspense starring Selena McCaffrey.

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Scorched 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Tulsa, devoted lovers, police officer Tony Ceola and artist Selena McCaffrey, return to their small cul de sac street after spending time with his extended family. They stop by her house, one of four on the block, because a package is outside her door. The package is put inside when ¿kitty¿ arrived at her place. A moment later an explosion occurs kitty saved their lives. Inside his home is assassin Charlize Pawley, who though a respectable Savannah restaurateur, warns Selena that psychopath Damon Long has put a $500,000 hit on her two pros have accepted the job. Tony believes Charlize is one of them. They flee to Atlanta where they learn one of the killers is dangerous Luke Morgan. Damon becomes impatient so through Charlize informs Selena that he is visiting Greenhill, Alabama, home of her biological father Grant Hamilton. He knows she will come to protect her dad, who had thought her dead when her mom vanished just under three decades ago. --- Selena and series fans learn what happened to her mother Amelia as Selena, Tony, and Charlize head to Alabama for a High Noon showdown unaware of Damon¿s local ally. The story line is fast-paced with Tony worried that Charlize will double cross them as her motive to keep Selena safe is unclear and that his beloved will get hurt though he willingly will risk his life to insure she does not. Although Damon¿s obsessive need for vengeance seems out of character for this cold blooded yet logical in a macabre insane way killer, readers will enjoy being SCORCHED as Rachel Butler provides many of the answers to THE ASSASSIN and DEEP COVER. --- Harriet Klausner