It’s a day for thrillers as we now take a look at Katie Reus’s Bound to Danger … and yummy hero Cade O’Reilly.
by Katie Reus
Genre: contemporary romance/thriller
At a benefit dinner, community activist Maria Cervantes overhears two men plotting a terrorist attack that could rock Miami to its core. But before she can alert authorities, she’s almost killed in a massive explosion—and wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the sole survivor of the attack, she is now a person of interest to the NSA—and especially to Agent Cade O’Reilly. Because Maria is the one woman Cade has never been able to forget.
Years ago, they were closer than either was willing to admit—until Cade disappeared when Maria needed him most. Now he’s sticking by her, whether she likes it or not. Because the memories locked inside her mind could hold vital clues to the next attack. Because terrorists want her dead—and because he never wants to let her go again.
Cade weighed his options. He could head back the way they’d escaped and make an attack using her back door as a point of entry. But he didn’t know how many people were inside. There wasn’t time to call in a backup team. Whoever was in her house was likely looking for her or trying to find a way to locate her. Or hell, maybe they were setting up a trap for when she came home. He’d have to call in a bomb squad to check her house out.
But first, he was going to plant a tracker on that truck, then get Maria to safety. Under other circumstances he would have handled things much differently, but he didn’t like leaving Maria exposed and unprotected. So instead of infiltrating her house and taking the intruders on, one on one, he took the less risky path. Right now she was his priority, and if something happened to him, she’d be left unprotected. He’d been tasked with guarding her, and he was damn sure going to.
Sticking to the shadows, he headed back the way he’d come but bypassed Maria’s hiding spot and raced down the street until he could cross over without being noticed. From there, getting to the truck unseen wasn’t a problem. Even with the streetlights, Cade was used to hiding when necessary. There were plenty of vehicles and trees along the street, all providing the perfect cover.
Once he’d reached the yard next to where the vehicle was parked, he hid behind a tree and watched Maria’s house across the street. Now he could see a faint light in the upstairs room. Her bedroom. The knowledge that some strangers were in her home, invading her privacy, made a surprising pop of anger surge through him.
Taking a calming breath, he focused on the truck. Now that he was closer and from his angle, he could see into the backseat through the windshield. There was just one shadow, wide enough shoulders to be male, and he could see the same red glow of the cigarette. From the way the shadow was angled, it was clear the man was watching the house. Which was good for Cade.
Ducking down, he crouched and moved out from his hiding place. Staying low, he half crawled his way across the sidewalk and then rolled onto his back when he was directly next to the truck. Slowly, he pulled one of the standard trackers he always carried with him out of his pants pocket. He slid the small switch on, removed the adhesive backing, and reached under the chrome running board. As he did, the hushed sound of two male voices drifted closer.
His heart raced against his chest, his adrenaline pumping overtime as he pressed the tracker into place. When he was sure it would stick, he rolled away and made his way to the closest tree. The moment he ducked behind it, he barely heard the sound of multiple vehicle doors opening, then closing almost simultaneously. He didn’t dare move from his spot, though he drew his weapon in case he’d been spotted.
When the engine roared to life and he heard the truck pull away from the curb, only then did he fish out his cell phone. It was time to track these bastards.
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.
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