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Against the odds
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ISBN:
9780778314226
Publication Information:
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin MIRA, ©2013.
Physical Description:
393 pages ; 17 cm.
Summary:
"There's silver out there. Sabrina Eckhart is sure of it. And when she finds the hidden mine on that big piece of West Texas desert, all of her financial problems are solved. That is, if she can find it. The man with the skills she needs is private investigator Alex Justice-a former navy fighter pilot and a current pain in the neck. When mysterious "accidents" start to plague their search, it seems Rina's multi-acre inheritance might be more a curse than a blessing. And yet, there's still something sensual about the heat ... his arrogance ... her stubbornness ... being thrust into each other's arms by danger. But the vultures are circling, and if they don't watch their backs, the relentless desert sun could be the last thing Rina and Alex ever see"--Page 4 of cover.
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Summary

This case may prove to be too hot to handle.

There's silver out there: Sabrina Eckhart is sure of it. And when she finds the hidden mine on that big piece of West Texas desert, all of her financial problems are solved. That is, if she can find it. The man with the skills she needs is private investigator Alex Justice--a former navy fighter pilot and a current pain in the neck.

When mysterious "accidents" start to plague their search, it seems Rina's multi-acre inheritance might be more a curse than a blessing. And yet, there's still something sensual about the heat...his arrogance...her stubbornness...being thrust into each other's arms by danger... But the vultures are circling, and if they don't watch their backs, the relentless desert sun could be the last thing Rina and Alex ever see.

"Kat Martin is a fast gun when it comes to storytelling, and I love her books." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Author Notes

Kathleen Kelly Martin was born July 14, 1947 in the Central Valley of California. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and History from the University of California in Santa Barbara.She is an American writer of romance novels under the pen names of Kat Martin, Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx. Martin is a member of the Romance Writers of America. To date, she has been published in England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, China, and Korea. She has written several series which include Southern Series, Garrick Family Series, Kingsland Series and Litchfield Series. Her novel titles include Magnificent Passage, The Secret, and Secret Ways. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Into the Firestorm.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Martin's seventh Raines of Wind Canyon contemporary western (after Against the Sun) sizzles with unbridled passion and nonstop suspense. Sabrina "Rina" Eckhart, a former stockbroker, decides to travel from her home in Houston to West Texas to see an ostensibly valuable mine she inherited from her uncle, and hires private investigator Alex Justice to accompany her on the journey. Danger follows the pair as a series of "accidents" befall her. As fiercely independent Rina reluctantly leans on commitment-wary Alex, the two form a sizzling emotional and physical connection. A subplot involving a serial killer Alex helped put behind bars adds an additional element of mystery. While at times Alex's superhero-like qualities defy credulity, the fast pace and romantic chemistry never falter. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

After losing her fortune, her beloved car, and perhaps her job as a stockbroker, Sabrina decides to investigate a barren chunk of west Texas land, left to her by an uncle who was convinced there was silver to be mined. While searching for a mine with Alex, a former Navy SEAL who is piloting a rented helicopter, they survive a catastrophic equipment failure and crash in the middle of nowhere. Back in Houston, Alex designates himself as her bodyguard after they learn that the copter had been sabotaged, and another attempt on her life lands Sabrina in the hospital. When her mother runs into trouble, Alex suspects a trap, but when they go to her, they end up making a discovery that changes Sabrina's view of her extended family. Martin's suspenseful tale, featuring multiple characters, family secrets, and steamy lovemaking, is enhanced by a subplot involving a child killer, a court case, and Alex's niece.--Tixier Herald, Diana Copyright 2010 Booklist