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Hot Zone

Catherine Mann. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4022-4498-8

Mann steals romance readers away for a second steamy, suspenseful adventure (after July 2011’s Cover Me) with her doughty team of Air Force pararescuemen. When lawyer Amelia Bailey came to the Bahamas to help her brother and sister-in-law with an international adoption, the last thing she expected was to be buried in earthquake rubble with her new 13-month-old nephew, Joshua. They’re soon freed with the help of pararescueman Hugh Franco. Hugh and Amelia bond during their ordeal, but past emotional scars threaten to keep them apart. Then Amelia and Joshua are kidnapped by a “black-market baby-smuggling operation.” With true action hero derring-do, Hugh rescues them again, but the leader of the baby smugglers is determined to recapture them at any cost. With not one but three romantic plot lines, Mann’s latest will easily satisfy fans of military romantic suspense. (Dec.)