cover image Running Fire

Running Fire

Lindsay McKenna. HQN, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-0-373-78893-4

McKenna’s dazzling eighth Shadow Warriors novel (after Taking Fire) is a rip-roaring contemporary military romance with heart and heat. Chief Warrant Officer Leah Mackenzie escaped her abusive ex-husband—also an officer—and her father, both of whom treated her like property. She’s certain she can survive anything, even a helicopter crash in Taliban territory. SEAL Kell Ballard pulls Leah out of her downed bird and quickly falls in love with the brave Army officer. As the two dart in and out of enemy caves trying to stay alive, their bond grows iron-strong, and their trust in each other is complete. When Leah’s ex-husband tries to take revenge for her “betrayal,” Kell and Leah must figure out how to route around him and get to their happy ending. McKenna elicits tears, laughter, fist-pumping triumph, and most of all, a desire for the next tale in this powerful series. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Agency. (May)