Selena McCaffrey knows what it' s like to fight for your life, to hone your body until it' s sharp and to never let down your guard- for anyone. A beautiful artist with a dark, painful past, Selena also knows how to keep secrets. With a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson and a double-edged dagger packed in her bags, Selena is leaving Key West for the American heartland. She' s going to kill a man.
Fourteen years ago, a chance encounter plunged Selena into the grasp of a criminal mastermind, William Davis, who became her protector and twisted father-figure. Now William has ordered her to move in next door to a Tulsa cop investigating a triple homicide. A man of quiet strength, Detective Tony Ceola is closer than he knows to bringing down William' s criminal empire. But as Selena slowly gets to know her new neighbor, her past starts slipping away and a choice appears before her eyes: between the man who trapped her in a world of violence and lies- and another who can set her free.... If she doesn' t kill him first.
A taut tale with clever twists and turns, lots of well-drawn characters and an unexpected ending.... Elena McCaffrey is sure to give J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas a run for the money."--Publishers Weekly "The Assassin delivers the goods: fast action, surprise twists, and a heroine who's positively killer with a gun."--Lisa Gardner, author of Alone
"Wow! Fast-paced, sexy suspense: The Assassin is a thrill ride I didn't want to end."--Karen Robards, author of Bait
"Gritty and sexually charged. The cop and the killer are a dynamite duo."--Andrea Kane, author of I'll Be Watching You
"Taut, fast-paced suspense with a twist at every turn, The Assassin delivers one surprise after another all the way to the explosive ending - great characters, great fun, and a great read."--Tara Janzen, author of Crazy Hot