cover image Promises in the Dark

Promises in the Dark

Stephanie Tyler, Dell, $7.99 mass market (496p) ISBN 978-0-440-24597-1

Navy SEAL Zane Scott's dangerous rescue of gorgeous Dr. Olivia Strohm picks up shortly after Zane's brother Dylan's adventures left off in November 2010's Lie with Me. Zane, inexplicably smitten with a woman he's never met, risks all by heading to Sierra Leone to save her. After Liv greets him with a fry pan upside the head, Zane struggles to get her to safety. Liv has hidden from the international terrorist group Dead Man's Hand ever since she blew up one of their black market organ transplant hospitals, and she fears for her parents' safety should she return to the U.S. Meanwhile, Zane and Dylan's other Delta Force brother, Caleb, is assigned to protect and interrogate beautiful geek Vivienne Clare, setting up the next book. Lie with Me held more suspense than romance; Tyler flips the formula here, with red-hot sparks igniting copious and satisfying fireworks. (Dec.)