cover image Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

Elisabeth Naughton. Amazon/Montlake Romance, $12.95 trade paper (330p) ISBN 978-1-4778-2256-2

Naughton’s first Aegis Security romantic thriller offers steamy passion wrapped in a thin adventure shell. Zane Archer, aka Sawyer, is an ex-CIA officer now in the employ of Aegis. When leaked information undermines the rescue of a kidnapped scientist, he can think of only one person to blame: fellow operative Juliet. When he finds her, she’s revealed to be Evelyn Wolfe, a CIA mole-hunter, and soon they’re on the run together. Naughton (Hold On to Me) succeeds in raising stakes, keeping the sexual tension razor-sharp even as feelings remain unresolved. The plot is simple for a spy thriller, with few real surprises. The characters’ many names will confuse and frustrate readers, but the affair at the heart of the story is engaging and sexy, delivering a satisfying resolution. (July)