She’ll risk everything for justice… He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe…and in his arms.
Greed and corruption rule at Zephron Correctional Institute for Women. A prisoner dies. The official ruling suicide.
Hallie Reyes knows it’s murder. Driven to protect the other inmates, she hires The Omega Team to infiltrate the prison where she works as a nurse. The agency sends Chase Wallace, a former Army Ranger. He’s tall, dark, deliciously male. Temptation Hallie doesn’t need but can’t resist. Chase has been on dangerous missions before but never with a woman like Hallie. Fearless and determined, she’s everything he’s wanted and won’t chance losing.
He ate easily, so self-assured she should have resented him rather than wishing she could sit nearer, their shoulders and thighs touching.
His fresh scent held a hint of leather and musk. Her belly fluttered.
He caught her watching him.
She couldn’t glance away, liking the man he was.
Conversation, laughter, and TV sounds faded.
He lowered his spoon. “After we leave here, we should strategize what we need to do to get answers.”
“You mean work together tonight?”
Her heart hammered. She warned herself to run but preferred to remain. “Okay.”
“We can go to my place. Unless you’d rather brainstorm at yours.”
Either might prove dangerous to her good sense and resolve. However, getting justice for Kim and helping the other inmates mattered more than Hallie’s reservations. “Where do you live?”
“Three miles from here.”
Closer than her apartment. Unsettled, she looked past him. “Your place is—”
Dick and Edward strode into the tavern, beer bellies hanging over their belts. Their shaved heads made them look like gang bangers. Given Gatekeeper’s hiring practices, both men could have been white supremacists.
“What’s wrong?” Chase looked over.
“No. Don’t.” She grabbed his hand. “Dick and Edward just came in.” She lowered her voice another notch. “What are they doing here? This place isn’t anywhere near Zephron. Did they follow you?”
“Anything’s possible, but Edward doesn’t live too far away. My guess is he hangs out here on occasion.”
She should have chosen a safer spot. “Don’t turn around. Could be they’ll go to the bar and won’t notice us.”
“We have nothing to hide, remember? We’re supposed to be dating. Let’s give them a show.” He left his seat and sat next to her.
Hallie couldn’t breathe. “What are you doing?”
“This.” He slanted his mouth over hers.