Abducted: Reconnaissance Team (Texas Rangers: Special Ops Book 1)
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She came for the fashion show. He came to catch a killer.
The El Paso fashion gala was slated to be the hottest event of the year and a must do if Liz Monahan, the creative brains behind Nina Bruno Designs, was to vault the company to the big time. Circumstances put Liz at the party in one of her own creations, escorted by a young, handsome model hired to show her off to the well-known and well-established. But Liz didn't count on her date being an undercover Texas Ranger who is investigating a human trafficking ring. She also didn't count on being kidnapped and trafficked herself.
When Texas Ranger Ben Hunter slips away from Liz Monahan at the gala and begins his investigation, he couldn't be more surprised to arrive in Juarez, Mexico to find her held captive by infamous human trafficker Carlos Sanchez. In order to save her, Ben must commit murder. Hers.
Excerpt--From the corner of his eye, Ben saw another limo stop in front of the estate and turned his head
in time to see the rear door open and Richard Anderson emerge from the vehicle.
Anderson turned and extended a hand into the car's open doorway. A slim arm
reached toward him and cameras flashed in quick succession as a long, shapely
leg stretched toward the paving stones. Elizabeth Monahan's face came into
view, illuminated by camera lights.
Ben lifted an eyebrow in appreciation as she rose to her full five foot nine--no, he dropped
his attention to her three-inch heels--her six-foot height. He raised his gaze up those long legs,
then the pleated skirt that brushed toned thighs, and blew out a silent
whistle. Whoa. Her breasts nearly spilled over the bodice of the leather
top--the dress that was kicking off the winter collection for Nina Bruno. His
appreciative mood vanished. What was the Creative Director of Nina Bruno
Designs doing wearing the dress Tanya Xavier--his date--was supposed to be
NB Designs had
hired him as Tanya's escort. He was the arm candy that said, Buy this dress and land a man like me.
Something had gone wrong for Elizabeth Monahan to be wearing the main attraction. Was he to escort
her or did the change of plans include another escort? Maybe she decided that
Tanya would wear another dress. He didn't like surprises. She should have called. But why would she? He was just the hired help.
Richard Anderson slipped Ms. Monahan's hand into the crook of his arm and led her toward the
steps. Toward Ben. She glanced left, and the press snapped photos and thrust
microphones toward her. Then she spotted him. Her brow furrowed. Understanding
hardened her expression and Ben read in her eyes a mirror image of his
thoughts: What the hell are you doing here? He'd bet a thousand bucks someone forgot to call him to cancel. Damn good thing, too, because he'd have come no matter what.
They reached him.
"This isn't going to work," Elizabeth hissed under her breath.
She had that right. Was that a hint of nipple peeking over the bodice of her dress? The damn
thing was scandalous, even for these over-the-top designers.
"You knew Adam was going to be here, Liz," Richard said in a low voice. "You hired him."
Adam Billings. His alias.
She flashed a dazzling smile that caught Ben off guard before he caught sight of a reporter
pointing a camera at them. The camera flashed and her smile didn't falter when
she said under her breath to Anderson, "You know good-and-well I forgot he was
going to be here, and you conveniently forgot to remind me."
She darted a glance over her shoulder, clearly worried her whispered words might have been
overheard by a reporter who had edged closer. Not much chance of that happening amid the babble of other reporters.