cover image Beyond Reason

Beyond Reason

Kat Martin. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (395p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4315-7

In this standalone novel of romantic suspense, Martin (Into The Whirlwind) whips together unforgettable characters and a high-octane plot with more twists and turns than a street in San Francisco. Former flight attendant Carly Drake returns to the town of Iron Springs, Tex., to take over the trucking business that was owned by her recently deceased grandfather, Joe. In short order, one of her top drivers is murdered, Carly’s life is threatened, and former tough guy Lincoln Cain steps into the picture. A crime boss named El Jefe wants Carly’s trucking business to help him traffic illegal cargo and makes it clear the choice is cooperation or death. Independent to a fault, Carly tries first to handle things on her own before conceding that she needs help from Linc. Now a wealthy trucking entrepreneur himself, Linc never forgot the trust that Joe showed him after a regrettable teenage mistake—and just before Joe died, he asked Linc to keep Carly safe. Carly knows the devastatingly good-looking Linc won’t lay a hand on her, but he quickly captures her heart. As the suspense unfurls at a breathtaking pace, readers will be captivated by this tale of drug dealers, foreign terrorists, bloody violence, and hot, steamy sex, all leading to a shocking ending. Martin’s fans and newcomers alike will enjoy every moment of this thrill ride. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM. (June)