cover image Thrill Ride

Thrill Ride

Julie Ann Walker. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4022-8269-0

The fourth Black Knights Inc. romantic thriller (after Rev It Up) packs a considerable emotional punch. Richard “Rock” Babineaux, former Navy SEAL and current BKI black-ops specialist, has volunteered for the wrong mission, and now the CIA and several other organizations have standing orders to take him out permanently. Even his teammates at BKI aren’t sure they can trust him—with the exception of sassy communications specialist Vanessa Cordero, who knows that the sweet guy who patiently taught her to ride a motorcycle couldn’t possibly be on the wrong side of the law. Rock does everything he can to push Vanessa away, believing he’s doomed. But is he? After a hair-raising firefight, BKI operatives spirit Rock away while searching for the truth, which comes in a surprising and suspenseful series of twists. The feisty heroine and her honorable hero will be impossible for readers to resist. Walker’s best yet. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, the Seymour Agency. (Apr.)