cover image Running the Risk

Running the Risk

Lea Griffith. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4926-2174-4

Griffith delivers an over-the-top adrenaline rush with this fast-paced romantic thriller, the latest in her Endgame Ops series (after Flash of Fury). Endgame black ops expert Jude Dagan believes his true love, teammate Ella Banning, died during a mission gone horribly awry. Griffith sends Jude on a heart-pounding journey to find the truth of Ella’s fate, rife with ruthless international criminals, traitors, and a team that would never fail any of its own. Around every corner—whether it’s in Jude’s hideaway in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains or a tiny cell in what might as well be hell—lurks the unexpected. After Jude discovers that Ella is alive, he makes it his mission to bring her home, but Horace Dresden, former Navy SEAL turned traitor and international arms dealer, foils him at every turn. It’s imperative that Jude find out who’s really pulling the strings before Ella dies for real. Griffith keeps the suspense going throughout, right up until the hair-raising finale, which neatly sets the stage for the next episode in this saga. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Apr.)