Victory Winters is a world-renowned geneticist and possesses an unusual innate sense of communication, bordering on telepathic when relating to animals. She is kidnapped by Lawrence Braxton. Braxton is the madman CEO who runs Biotec, and forces Victory to pursue her research on canine DNA.
Naval officer Tristan Farraday is sent undercover to track Biotec’s experiments. These experiments involve the implantation of canine DNA into humans, thereby manipulating their genetic makeup. The goal of Biotec is to create the perfect soldier.
Murder, kidnapping, and blackmail follow as Tristan realizes Victory has been pulled into Biotec’s world against her wishes. She refuses to divulge the genetic answers Braxton demands. Victory knows Biotec wants to exploit her findings, by administering them in a destructive manner. Will Tristan rescue Victory from this madman’s grip and save her family? Can he keep her discoveries away from enemy hands?
“Tristan.” He turned to find herright behind him. “Take this bottle with you. You can take two more pills in anhour if you aren’t any better.” Damn, he must look as bad has he felt.
“Thanks.” He opened the bedroomdoor and turned back, smiled at her and before she knew what was happening,leaned towards her and kissed her ever so lightly on her lips. “I’ll see youfirst thing in the morning. I’ll come back here and go with you to breakfast.”He headed straight for the hall door, leaving Victory frozen at the thresholdof her bedroom. “Make sure you lock the door as soon as I leave,” he casuallytossed over his shoulder.
“I will,” she stammered.
Hadsparks flashed from their lips?
Knowing full well that a lock wouldn’t stopBraxton or his people if they wanted to enter her room, Tristan walked out intothe hall and waited for the click of the lock. He was bewildered by theelectricity that sparked between them at the second his lips touched hers andwondered if she had felt the same sensation. He really needed a little downtime if he was going to be any help to Victory.
Joanne was born andraised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms androlling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world.During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along theway in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she nowproudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their homelocated on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes paranormal,romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves writing about the twistsand turns of her character’s lives along with the trouble they find themselvesinvolved in. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense,thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers ofAmerica, and past President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was DebbieMacomber’s home chapter.