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Of the six Montgomery brothers, Zach has always walked on the wild side. He rocketed to fame playing a hero in a movie, but off screen he’s living in the shadows. Zach’s dark secret: He leads a double life as a CIA operative. When a mission to stalk a terrorist goes horribly wrong, Zach’s cover is blown. He’s on the run and fighting to stay alive long enough to discover whom he can trust - and who betrayed him.

Jenna Walters thought she’d married the perfect man - until she unearthed his terrible secret. Now, desperate to escape his crosshairs, she and her son take refuge in Zach’s secret hideaway. Sparks fly between Zach and Jenna even as danger explodes around them.

From Afghanistan to Turkey to the mountains of Colorado, assassins track them and are closing in. Not only is Zach’s life at stake, but now Jenna and her son are targets in this high-stakes game.

©2013 Robin Perini (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Perini refreshes romantic suspense...with high-tech armament and high-heat passion." ( Publishers Weekly on In Her Sights)

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Good Story, Great Narration

I was usually save my credits for more expensive books, but I'm glad I got this one, it's a sweet story with lots of emotion, If your looking for hot sex, keep looking, but if you want a satisfying story with a great narrator this is it. I will be looking for more from this author! One thing though, it's a bit unbelievable how much havoc one lady and a kid can wreak on one mans life. I think I would have told her to get lost several times along the way! but if you can suspend belief as easily as I can It's an enjoyable read.

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Good story, but great narration

Superb narration. No complaints on that score. As for the story, it's your typical romantic suspense. I'd give the text about 3.5 or 4 stars. It's enjoyable, entertaining, and somewhat heartwarming, even though fairly extreme, with some plot holes.

I figured out the villain's identity easily and quickly. The author makes everything clear. Not much guesswork needed to comprehend the plot or predict what will happen next. No surprises.

I liked the scenes with the Mongomery brothers teaming up to fight the baddies. Happy to see Zach reunited into the clan. Good scenes with their mother, Anna. The SWOT team sniper, Jasmine, from book 1, plays a small role, too.

Decent romantic relationship development. One sex scene, at about 75% into the story. I liked the hero and heroine, but they both carried around too much guilt and regret. Personally, I grow bored with internal rumination, especially when it's focused on past regrets.

Lots of scenes center around the five year old boy, Sam. If you don't like children in the story, this is not for you. Personally, I do like kids, if done well. Sam's dialogue and characterization is fairly believable here, but not quite right.

Some basic swearing, but not very much, and little or no profanity. One sex scene. Some beatings, violence, and bloody murder.

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Great Book!

This is a first time book from this author for me, and I enjoyed it tremendously! I loved the family loyalty slant and it wasriveting from the get-go.

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DNF 65%

Wasn’t a fan of the story or the narration. The plot wasn’t bad, but definitely needs work to add believability.

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The story starts out very good and grabs the listener. It remains this way until the author begins to close. At that point it becomes very theatrical.

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Another good book

By Robin Perino. I knew Zach had to be a good guy! Definitely want more on their dad's past. Glad to see his brothers finally see Zach for what he was and band together. Sam was another brave and adorable kid, all thinks to his mom Jenna.

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Lots of murder, mayhem and deceit made this a lively read. Did the audible which was better and easier to follow than most.

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Covert operative & movie star??

Zach Montgomery has stayed away from his family since the death of his father 5yrs ago. Unbeknownst to his family, he’s not just a Hollywood actor, but also a CIA operative. On the way back from an op in Afghanistan, someone tries to kill him. He survives and makes a quick stop at his Lajoya home and inadvertently picks up passengers. Jenna has discovered that her husband is an assassin and is about to leave when he returns home early...she takes her son and hides in the neighbor’s back yard. Zack only intends to spend a few minutes grabbing essentials to lay low until he figures out who’s trying to kill him. He is interrupted by his neighbor, who is searching for his wife & son. His intuition tells him that something’s off with the guy and he doesn’t do much to help. 16hrs later, Zach arrives at his mountain cabin, only to have his truck stolen by a woman! A chase ensues down the mountain and the pickup crashes. Zach saves the woman and son and recognizes them as his missing neighbors. Now Zach and his neighbors are on the run from assassins...will they survive? Will Zach give in to the growing attraction for his neighbor? What’s the connection between Zach’s assassins and the attempted murder of his mom and family friend, SWAT commander Garrison? So much drama...and time’s running out! Great book and great series so far! Now on to the next book!

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Worst book ever

I just couldn’t finish this one. Don’t waste your money or time. I think it was the worst audio book I have ever purchased.

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2nd book!!! Brilliantly Done!!

Well, this is the 2nd book in the series's, and without a doubt fantastically written. The narrator was awesome. Absolutely !oved it. Can't wait to listen to book 3!
So happy with the author's talent and storyline. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Self-doubt, A torture heart, and a life of lies and deceit. A strong women and man to boot. Lots of explosive chemistry and more explosive action!
Just wanted to again thank this talented author for my hours of listening enjoyment with a fabulous narrator. Aloha and hugs.☺💖👍