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Title:
One wrong move
Author:
McKenna, Shannon.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
411 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
When a ruthless crime syndicate wants social worker Nina Christie to disappear, her only chance to survive is with Alex Aaro.

Alex Aaro's crazy Aunt Tonya is dying. She's the sole family member he gives a damn about, enough to blow decades of hiding out from his Ukrainian mafia clan in order to say goodbye. Social worker Nina is baffled by the sudden appearance and bizarre behavior of her own aunt, and afraid she'll get herself killed if she makes a wrong move. But when the woman's attackers turn on Nina, only Alex's lean muscle and seething bad attitude stands between her and an ugly death. Now, Alex and Nina are on a wild ride with a deadly secret... and a white hot passion that binds them together...
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780758273475
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Book

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SECRETS NEVER DIE

Alex Aaro has spent most of his life on the run from his Ukrainian mafia family. But when he learns that crazy Aunt Tonya, the only relative who ever gave a damn about him, is dying, he risks returning home to say goodbye. He's prepared for anything except the call from his friend, Bruno Ranieri, that sends him on a wild and dangerous ride with a mysterious woman who holds a deadly secret and a white hot passion that binds them together.

Social worker Nina Christie has no idea how much trouble she's in when her Aunt Helga shows up bleeding at her shelter, babbling in Ukrainian--and with one inexplicable act thrusts Nina into the heart of a nightmare. Now a ruthless crime syndicate will stop at nothing to make Nina disappear, and only Alex Aaro, that inscrutable six-foot-four rock hard slab of lean muscle, stands between her and certain death. Now Nina and Alex are in a race against time, death, and their desire for one another...

Praise for the Novels of Shannon McKenna...

"Edgy, erotic, and breathtaking."
--New York Times bestselling author, Maya Banks

"An erotic romance in a suspense vehicle on overdrive...sizzles "
--Romantic Times

"McKenna expertly stokes the fires of romantic tension."
--Publishers Weekly


Author Notes

Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous romantic thrillers and several novellas. After a bizarre assortment of jobs, from singing cocktail waitress to medical secretary to strolling madrigal singer, she decided that writing hot romantic suspense suits her best. She lives with her husband and family in a small seaside town in southern Italy. Write to Shannon at her website www.shannonmckenna.com.


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Booklist Review

When Nina Christie, who already has some psi powers, is injected with the A-dose of a super psi-enhancer drug by her dying friend, Helga, she becomes involved in a corrupt politician's scheme to get that drug and its corresponding B-dose for himself, making for McKenna's convoluted, action-filled plot. Nina winds up being rescued and eventually saved by Alex Aaro, a security consultant with a highly shielded psi talent himself, whose powers expand as his relationship with her deepens. They are pursued by the politician's heavies, one of whom includes Aaro's estranged brother, and by Annabel, an evil psi who uses her talents to probe others' minds against their will to secure intelligence. Ultimately, all the bad guys get theirs, and Aaro is reunited with Nina after being shot and finally extricating himself from his rotten family (explained in a subplot). Part thriller, part paranormal tale, and part sensual romance, McKenna's tale offers lots of explicit sex described with lots of gratuitous dirty words.--Chelton, Mary K. Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestseller McKenna tantalizes the reader with the ninth McCloud Brothers romantic suspense novel (after Blood and Fire). Nina Christie, a McCloud family friend, is attacked on a New York Street by an older Ukrainian acquaintance, who injects her with a mind-altering drug and records a distorted message on Nina's cellphone. Another McCloud friend, former Army ranger Alex Aaro, lands in New York City, hoping to visit his dying aunt without alerting his estranged Russian mob family. He has no time to translate the message for the McClouds and only goes to help Nina when four thugs sent by the mind-controlling villain track her down. The drug allows Nina to hear thoughts of those around her, but the translated message says she must find the antidote in three days or she will die. Well-developed main characters and a complicated, fast-paced plot help the book, but repetitive elements of mind-control, goon squads, and predictable sex scenes do little to distinguish this installment from others in the series. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.