cover image You've Got Male

You've Got Male

Elizabeth Bevarly, . . HQN, $6.99 (384pp) ISBN 978-0-373-77068-7

After two years in the slammer for creating a computer virus and unwittingly turning it loose on the free world, computer genius Avery Nesbitt has turned into an agoraphobic recluse in this spirited tale of romantic suspense from Bevarly (Indecent Suggestion ). Even worse, Avery's online addiction has made her a prime target for Sorcerer, an Internet predator and international high-tech criminal. OPUS (Office for Political Unity and Security) agent Dixon is hot on Sorcerer's trail and convinces Avery to help lure him out. The pair, along with Dixon's rookie partner, Tanner, and their surveillance equipment, withdraw to the Nesbitt family's Hamptons estate. If the romance between Avery and Dixon is familiar, the older woman/younger man relationship between Avery's 40-year-old sister, Carly, and 25-year-old Tanner adds spice. Various bits of personal drama presumably await resolution in later installments of what is billed as a trilogy. Agent, Damaris Rowland. (Oct.)