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The Libra Affair

The Libra Affair

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by Daco

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Her Mission: Launch an ICBM

Code Name: Libra

Obstacle: Love

When it’s time for double-agent Jordan Jakes, a CIA covert operative, to launch a missile in the remote desert of the Middle East, she’s forced to tell her blind asset, NASA scientist Ben Johnson, that their love affair is finished. Only the breakup turns out to be more


Her Mission: Launch an ICBM

Code Name: Libra

Obstacle: Love

When it’s time for double-agent Jordan Jakes, a CIA covert operative, to launch a missile in the remote desert of the Middle East, she’s forced to tell her blind asset, NASA scientist Ben Johnson, that their love affair is finished. Only the breakup turns out to be more difficult than she anticipates—and it’s not just because she’s developed intense feelings for the guy.

When she disappears without a trace, Ben will stop at nothing to find the one woman who he’s fallen for hard and fast even if it means boarding a plane that lands him in the middle of a country most Americans might think twice about entering—Iran.
Surviving takes more than being one step ahead of their enemies.
Jordan and Ben must peel back the layers of their emotional armor to overcome a series of obstacles before they can accomplish Jordan’s mission. If they have any hope of making it out of the Middle East alive and forming a lasting relationship, they must surrender to love.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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Publishers Weekly
Daco's romantic thriller debut intrigues with fast-paced, high-stakes action that forces the take-charge heroine to balance her clandestine mission with obligations to her heart. Double-agent Jordan Jakes' perilous mission is ready to move to its final stage: infiltrating Iran to launch a missile in a remote desert locale. Jordan has to let go of happily-ever-after fantasies about her boyfriend who was "solicited as no more than a pawn in an international game of espionage and cold war." NASA scientist Ben Johnson refuses to lose Jordan though, and finds himself on a plane to Tehran with no plans other than to win her back. Now Jordan finds herself in a quandary weighing the scales between personal and professional conflicts as friendly and unfriendly contacts causes havoc with torturous consequences. Racing against time the moment of truth, trust and their pasts collide for Jordan and Ben. The keenly sharp intelligent female characters soar in this edge-of-your-seat adventure while Ben's naivety seems out-of-place. However the story does have heart and a satisfying end with hints there is more to come. (Apr.)

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Meet the Author

Born at the Naval hospital in Bethesda, Maryland and raised in Wernher von Braun’s Rocket City of Huntsville, Alabama, Daco holds a B.A. and M.A.S. from The University of Alabama in Huntsville and a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. When not practicing law, she’s encouraging her children to become future scientists and writing novels. Visit her online at www.daco-author.com and www.authordaco.com.

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The Libra Affair 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex and rocket science in the desert... that should be enough by itself, but this book offers much more than that. LIBRA AFFAIR is a genre-defying novel, part romance, part adventure, part thriller. The characters, from the heroine--a spy who makes the critical mistake of falling for the guy she's supposed to dupe and dump--all the way down to the bit players, are well-constructed and fully realized, resulting in a story that resonates on a human level. That, plus explosions and car chases!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course everyone wants a good read while they are on vacation, and I picked up the Libra Affair. This exceptionally well written novel held me it's engulfing story and keep me on each every time I turned the page. The vivid story really helped me visualize the characters and the action that was surrounding them. The Libra Affair was a new fresh idea for a novel, and I deeply recommend it for anyone who is looking for an action, romance thrill ride!
The_Junior_Clerk More than 1 year ago
In the tradition of iconic characters Emma Peel and Lara Croft, CIA Operative Jordan Jakes, protagonist of Daco's Libra Affair, is brilliant, beautiful, dedicated, and lethal. But she has a problem -- against protocol, she's fallen in love with NASA scientist Ben Johnson. Their personal relationship threatens to derail a mission of vital importance for world stability. To accomplish her mission and to keep herself and her loved ones alive, Jordan must use her wits and skills to overcome the power of an oppressive foreign government and the treachery of those who are supposed to be her allies. Like the best spy novels, author Daco takes her characters and the reader into hostile territory, creating a strikingly accurate cultural and geographical setting that heightens the novel's suspense. And Jordan isn't a cardboard superhero. Like the best literary characters, she's flawed, vulnerable, and human, yet strong, courageous, and resolute in her desire to serve the greater good. Though billed as Romantic Suspense - and the romance is definitely present --, the novel will appeal to all readers who love spy thrillers. I highly recommend The Libra Affair.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
Yes, there is romance and it is central to the story. BUT there is so much more going on here. Questions of ethics and morals. World politics. Ends justifying the means. Being a "good" person when it would be easier (and possible safer) not to. Figuring out who to trust. And figuring out who you really are under all the assumed personae.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thriller and a romance - what more can you want? This is a fast-paced fun page-turner. The prose is clean and effective. The dialogue crisp and sharp. DACO’s research makes the book come to life in some unexpected and plausible ways. She sustains the suspense throughout the book. The plot twists keep coming and make the reader want to know what’s next. The heroine, Jordan a CIA operative and double agent, is an intriguing blend of ruthless efficiency and uncontrolled passion that make her vulnerable and human.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having recently learned of a new author from my home city of Huntsville and doing a little investigation, I found that the author is the daughter of my senior Electricity and Magnetism course professor at UAH (Dr Smalley). Her father was tough and smart (much like Jordan jakes - the heroine in Daco's story), but I managed to eke my way thru his course in 1974! :) I found the book very enjoyable, and more of a suspense and espionage story than a romance novel. And being an engineer from Huntsville, I only would have added a little more 'technical development' and that it be centered in Huntsville, rather than DC. I liked it a lot, and will look for more books by Daco!~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Libra Affair sublimely speaks to the reader about a relevant issue of today, and that is, space debris. The hero in The Libra Affair is a NASA scientist. His laser experiment intended to perform testing on the destruction of space debris is a crucial element to the story's plot in that the heroine, a covert operative for the CIA, needs it to destroy a missile. Without preaching the issue, Daco uses fiction to amplify a real and immediate concern all inhabitants of Earth face. Most people do not realize that there are approximately 23,0000 objects larger than a baseball orbiting our planet. In 1997, a woman in Oklahoma was struck by a piece of metal the size of a soda can--debris from a disintegrating Delta 2 booster rocket reentering our atmosphere. On average, two or more objects fall through the atmosphere every day. Add to that a half million 1 centimeter objects plus 100 million 1 millimeter objects in orbit. Well done, Libra! Through fiction (and romance) comes education. What better way to enjoy an evening and get smart in the process? A great read. 5-stars. Review by Helen Matsos, Executive Producer, StarTalk Radio Editor-in-Chief, Astrobiology Magazine