The Conspiracy

HQN:Harlequin . (Maximum Security, Bk. 1). Feb. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9781335541895. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488098901.ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
When Harper Winston's brother, Michael, disappears while sailing in the Caribbean, she goes to the one person she trusts to help her, PI Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend and now despised by Harper's wealthy and powerful father. But Harper doesn't want Chase to find Michael on his own and insists on going along, plunging them into a hair-raising adventure that puts Harper on a drug lord's hit list and sparks a romance as combustible as it is ill-advised. A cadre of colorful characters adds perspective to this swiftly paced and intricately developed thriller.
VERDICT Drugs, lies, corruption, and long-held secrets are at the core of this hard-hitting romance and well-done series opener. Martin (After the Sunrise) divides her time between a ranch in Missoula, MT, and a beach in California. [See Prepub Alert 7/30/18.]

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