By Anne Stuart
The task used to be presupposed to be lifeless easy—hand-deliver a few criminal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht, get his signature and be performed. yet long island attorney Genevieve Spenser quickly realizes she's within the flawed position on the incorrect time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a in poor health, vicious aspect. As he attempts to make her his plaything for the night, desirous to use and abuse her until eventually he discards her with the remainder of his sufferers, Genevieve needs to retain her wits if she intends to outlive the evening. yet there's another person at the send who is familiar with the real depths of Van Dorn's evil. Peter Jensen is much greater than the unassuming own assistant he pretends to be—he's a mystery operative who will cease at not anything to make sure Harry's lethal Rule of 7 terror crusade dies with him. yet Genevieve's presence has thrown a wrench into his plans, and now he needs to make a decision even if to chance his undertaking to maintain her alive, or let her to develop into collateral damage....
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Then I’m going into business. ” “Like the navy, sir. ” “It’s not so much the boats, Captain. It’s the people. ” 44 R. ” Lake smiled and hesitated. Speaking his mind to his captain obviously made him uncomfortable. “Go ahead and give it to me straight, Scott,” Edwards said in a friendly tone, and then added. “You’ll be a civilian in a few hours anyway. ” Lake sighed and took the binoculars away from his face. “I don’t like the idea of a system that is made to serve itself, sir. I’ve been on board now for a little over three years, and things have never changed.
There is something else, Captain,” Miller said. ” “Last night, I gave permission to the engineering ofﬁcer of the watch to cross connect the seawater cooling systems for maintenance on one of the heat exchangers. ” “A couple hours after I gave authorization I ﬁnd out that one of the mechanics performing the maintenance operated a valve out of sequence, knocking out the whole auxiliary seawater system. It was only a temporary loss, very brief. ” Edwards knew the answer before he had asked. Ensign Yi had been having trouble of late.
A department head had to want it. He had to be willing to make sacriﬁces. And, he had to be lucky. Lately, the engineer’s luck had been running thin, and Edwards was growing concerned about him. The engineering department had failed a surprise inspection by the Department of Naval Reactors when Providence stopped in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, just before starting the journey home. The failure was a potential blow to the engineer’s career, and he hadn’t taken it very well. The man was naturally high-strung, 28 R.
Cold As Ice by Anne Stuart