NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER • A dedicated CIA agent becomes an unexpected ally to a woman haunted by the kidnapping of her family, in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel.
Theodora Morgan is fashion royalty. Founder of a wildly popular online shopping service, she is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world, although she prefers to keep a low profile, especially over the last months. It was a year ago when the unthinkable struck her family, and her husband, industry mogul Matthieu Pasquier, and their son were kidnapped and held for ransom—a nightmare that ended in tragedy.
The case has gone cold, despite evidence linking the crime to Matthieu’s Russian competitors. Theo has reluctantly gone back to work running her company. On the flight to a launch party for one of her highly anticipated pop-up shops in New York City, she crosses paths with high-society networker Pierre de Vaumont. Theo politely invites him to her event—unaware that Pierre has been flagged by the CIA.
Senior supervising CIA operative Mike Andrews investigates Pierre’s suspicious Russian contacts and clears him to enter the country, but when he realizes that Theodora Morgan is on the same flight, he becomes concerned for her safety. Posing as a lawyer, Mike begins a covert mission—starting with Theo’s opening party. When Mike and Theo meet, their connection is instant, but Theo is completely unaware of Mike’s true objective or identity… or that the life she is rebuilding is in grave danger.
One of her best stories. It kept me interested but as usual "They lived happily ever after"55
One of her worst books! Another slim beautiful woman with money. She rattles on..things do not seem to flow. Her books get shorter and shorter.15
Easy fast paced enjoyable read, the story line is always interesting enough to keep reading. Lately I feel the stories are becoming too predictable. The stories seem to always take place in New York or Paris. The characters are extremely wealthy and live a life that most of us readers can only imagine. The true essence of the characters are missing and it’s difficult to warm up to them. I’m hoping for more heartfelt books in the future.35
This read like a fairytale without emotion, but I enjoyed reading it! Theo and Mike were dreamy characters, but not realistic. I really wish more people were modest like Theo and Mike, and hence less greedy and image conscious. Refreshing!55