Billionaire Luke Devereaux gets what he wants and what he wants right now is to bring down the shady organization threatening his family. Teaming up with the FBI is his only option–even if that option comes in the sultry Evelyn Price, the ice-princess who’s all business. Refusing to be distracted by the sexy, rich playboy, Evelyn forces herself to stay focused on the case, gearing up for the criminal takedown of her entire career. As the enemy closes in with Evelyn as its next target, it’s up to Luke to keep them out of danger. The more they work to protect each other, and fight for control, the harder it is to resist their undeniable attraction.And the one thing Evelyn has learned from working with him is that Luke Devereaux gets what he wants.
The summer of 1940. In the Somerset village of Caddiscombe in the Mendip Hills, at the height of the Battle of Britain, an unlikely wartime friendship develops between a wealthy local married woman, Rachel Woodville, and a young working class RAF pilot, John Graveling – a friendship that ultimately ends in sexual betrayal, murder and disgrace… May 1996. In the city of Mumbai, India, the hijacking of an airliner by militant Kashmiri separatists goes disastrously wrong when the plane is stormed by Indian troops and many of the hostages are killed or injured. Among the victims is a young Englishwoman, Claire Basquill, who suffers horrific injuries…May 2000. Rebuilding her life in the village of Caddiscombe, Claire Basquill leads the opposition to the development of a giant theme park around the village, and attracts the attention of a jaded tabloid journalist, Will Stratton. Stratton quickly realizes that Claire is a survivor of the Mumbai hijacking, but his interest in her soon unearths darker rumours about Claire Basquill and her past too: that she may have been the lover of an infamous Kashmiri rebel, Abdul Aziz, and that she might even have aided and abetted in the hijacking herself…In Caddiscombe Will is drawn further into the controversy over Claire Basquill as a former girl friend, Charlotte Grimes, does her unprincipled best to persuade the villagers to accept the plans for the theme park. Will hears of the old wartime scandal of Claire’s grandmother, Rachel Woodville, who was suspected of murdering her husband, a scandal whose effects still seem linked in some profound way to the present life of the village, particularly for Will’s spinster aunt, Maisie Ridgewell.When Maisie dies, Will comes into possession of John Graveling’s diary, which reveals many of these secrets of the past. After Will’s own son and ex-wife are taken hostage in Kashmir, Will has to travel into the mountainous heart of Kashmir to try and obtain their release, a journey that tests his endurance to the limit and leads him ultimately to understand the truth, not only about Claire Basquill, but also about the fate of her grandmother, Rachel Woodville…
Sidney shrieked, letting fly a string of colorful expletives when the huge black beast sprang from the shadowy woods. “If the devil had a dog, you’d be it,” she said, backing away as the animal pursued. “But I know the devil. He hates dogs.”
On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.
Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.
People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.
Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.
IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.