Desperado by Diana Palmer

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Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt from an elusive enemy, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe—the head of a multinational corporation that fronts a child labor ring. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he's reunited with his childhood friend Maggie Barton.

Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is now strong, independent and in charge of her own life—and, professionally, Cord's equal. She has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord…and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy.

Cord cannot afford to be distracted during the most important case of his life. But Maggie plays an indispensable part in unraveling the links to his enemy's crimes. Forced to trust each other for their very survival, Cord and Maggie embark on a lethal game of cat and mouse that can leave only one winner standing.


About Diana Palmer

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Diana Palmer is renowned as one of North America\u2019s top ten romance writers. When she published her first novel in 1979, fans immediately fell in love with her sensual, charming romances. A die-hard romantic who married her husband five days after they met, Diana says that she wrote her first book at age thirteen-and has been hooked ever since. Diana\u2019s hobbies include gardening, knitting, quilting, anthropology, astronomy and music.
Published August 15, 2012 by HQN Books. 331 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Erotica, Westerns. Fiction

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A gripping story is sabotaged by leaden writing in this hardcover debut from bestselling author Palmer (The Texas Ranger; Lord of the Dese

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Heartbroken by Cord's hostility, and jobless—she left the perfect job in Morocco to rush to Cord's side—Maggie takes a job in Houston doing the books at a detective agency.

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Everyone, including Cord's fellow mercenaries, his private investigator friends, Interpol, the CIA, the FBI, and various other international investigative agencies are after the bad guy, but he only wants Cord.

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They were foster siblings with Maggie Barton loving Cord Romero since she first met him eighteen years ago when she was eight and he was a teen.

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Maggie and Cord struggle to overcome .

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