cover image Full Throttle

Full Throttle

Julie Ann Walker. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4022-9451-8

Walker’s heart-pounding seventh Black Knights Inc. contemporary (after Hell for Leather) is her best yet. Abby Thompson, daughter of the U.S. president, has long held herself responsible for the bombing that killed her mentor, Rosa Soto. She’s also helplessly in love with Rosa’s twin brother, Carlos. After his beloved sister is killed, Carlos ditches med school and signs up with the Army Rangers. Then he joins the black ops organization known as Black Knights Inc. Nicknamed “Steady,” he can remove a bullet from a team member with ease—but he can’t keep from loving Abby. While Abby is at a horticultural conference in Kuala Lumpur, militant radicals kidnap her. She knows Carlos will rescue her—if she can stay alive until he gets there. Deft plotting and characterization pull the reader through the story at breakneck speed while subtly setting up the next installment in the series. The always impressive Walker has outdone herself. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Dec.)