Agent Honor Brandall enjoys her job as security agent for the Institute of Historical Preservation's expedition ships. Adventures to distant planets - awesome. Archeological digs for ancient old Earth artifacts - interesting. Keeping the archeologists safe - no problem. The fact she's tall, strong and good in a fight means most of the men she works with are intimidated by her, but she refuses to apologize for being good at her job. But on a mission to the barbarian world of Markaria, she finds herself paired with a brawny warrior who challenges her in every way.
Markarian warrior Colm Mal Kor is second-in-command to his warlord and spends his days training to hone his skills and control. He's dedicated to defending his clan...and to hiding the deadly secret he can never share with anyone. But when he's thrust into working with a beautiful, challenging skyflyer, Colm finds a wild attraction he never expected and the biggest risk to his hard-earned control that he's ever encountered.
On an expedition to Markaria's icy moons, Honor and Colm work side by side, but the ice and snow aren't enough to stop them from wanting each other. As their mission takes a deadly turn, they must trust each other to survive, but it isn't just wild beasts and ferocious enemies that are a danger... Colm is harboring something inside him that is far more lethal...something that might destroy them all.
This time it's Honor, who works as a security agent for Nik Phoenix, now running the Institute of Historical Preservation, who gets caught up in the cross hairs. She arrives on Markaria as part of a team hunting a missing earth ship and quickly captures the attention of Colm, a warrior, who sure does like what he sees and makes no bones about it! When they are assigned together their mutual attraction just might have to be ignored as Honor has a job to do, but there's nothing Colm enjoys more than tracking down his prey! Yet going off world brings dangers no one expected, but no matter how barbaric the land the biggest danger might just come from Colm!
A strong capable woman chased by an alpha male and all wrapped up in the goodness that is Ms Hackett’s imagination; you just know it's going to be a fantastic journey. I never know what exactly to expect from this series and get so excited when another shows up on my kindle. This is Sci-Fi that's imaginative, sexy, and chock full of excitement and for this reader unmissable
I was gifted a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.