Another mission into the shadows was the last place he wanted to be. Last time it ended his career. This time promises death or salvation.
Ryker Tufano has spent the last several months drowning his survivor's guilt—and unexpected ejection from the Navy—in alcohol and self-loathing. His entire SEAL team, and his memory, were lost on their last mission. A phone call from the mysterious Charlie changes everything. It was all a lie.
When he discovers that his foster brother and SEAL teammate, Ajax, is alive, they must head back to Ethiopia to rescue the rest of their team.
Xena Riggs is angry with her bosses in Washington DC. They were willing to let an entire SEAL team be erased for their mistake…her mistake. Offered redemption and retribution if she helps two of Charlie's newest employees, she jumps at the chance.
As Ryker follows his guide into the mountains of Ethiopia, he's not sure if she's Xena Warrior Princess, GI Jane, a wet dream…or walking him into an ambush.
Xena is having trouble keeping her heart out of this mission. Lust doesn't belong in these mountains. If Xena survives this assignment without being captured and killed by the enemy, there's a good chance Ryker will kill her himself once he discovers the truth.