Mary Alice Parker watched as her best friend and roommate died in a horrific explosion. Not getting anywhere with the police Allie takes the case on and starts her own investigation. This is not the best move but friendship is priceless and everyone needs closure. After some snooping and searching, Allie finds herself as a stowaway on a yacht that is set for ports unknown.
Allie is terrified when she is caught and fears what the two men standing in front of her are about to do. To Allie’s surprise the captain Jacob Michael Dawson steps up to save her. Jake looks like trouble surrounded by a stunning package but can Allie trust him not to hurt her. He is very clear about the danger they are in and tells her to behave but Allie has her own ideas and most of them involve escape. When escaping proves to be not an option Allie starts to realize Jake is not the enemy he may in fact just be her salvation.
She has put the pieces of what the yacht was really carrying and just how much danger they are in. When things go from horribly wrong to downright horrific Allie finds herself stranded in the jungle with Jake knee deep in mud and bugs and her only thought survival. Once Jake tells her what is really going on she tries to believe him, but still there is the doubt that perhaps he is playing everyone. When Jake and Allie enter the belly of the beast, they must lean on each other and being held through the night sure does help ease the pain.
Reading any Kat Martin book regardless of the genre always provides you with the romance and adventure in perfect proportions. This book was published in 2002 and the writing style of Ms. Martin has changed over time. However, her ability with character building and relationships come shining through. A must read for all Kat Martin fans!
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