Born in the blood of Sierra Leone's Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord's inner circle. The man called the Devil killed her family and helped destroy a region.
After witnessing her friend's sexual assault, seven-year senior Magdalena Wells escapes an attack with a few bruises and a thousand questions. As a journalist in practice, if not in pay, Mags vows to utilize the skills she mastered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and answer every single one - just as soon as she gets the hell out of town.
"Mitcham does it again"
Base Branch operative Ryan Noble is accustomed to taking orders - whether from his commander or his overbearing mother. His best friend urged him to take control of his life, but the only thing worse than an angry woman is a teary one. He has no desire to upset his mother's fragile emotions. Losing his sister was hard enough; his mom couldn't bear losing another child - even if it is just to the other side of D.C. It's a damn good thing she doesn't know what he does for a living.
"Kink and trust go together!"