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A threat to the Himalayan Kingdom of Nhala unites Army Captain Mike Shafer and Lucy Merritt, an expert restorer of manuscripts. A deadly ancient prophecy of the world’s end is manifesting-and so is their attraction to each other. Can they save the world and their chance at love?

Lucy Merritt was orphaned at 14 when her parents, both CIA operatives, were killed. She wants nothing more than her quiet life as a book restorer, but her country needs her, and she can’t refuse the CIA’s request to return to the Himalayas to examine an antique document. Serving as her faux fiancé and protection, Army captain Mike Shafer is immediately drawn to her. To their attraction, add a dying king, a trapped princess, a pending coup, and terrorist plots aimed at the United States, India, Israel, and a tribe in Africa, and the recipe for disaster is complete. –Publishers Weekly

RENDEZVOUS-The Romantic Bookshop:

“Nobody knows better than Lucy Merritt what duty can cost. Her CIA operative parents gave their lives for a mission in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nhala, and as a result, Lucy was determined to make a safe and comfortable life for herself, becoming an expert restorer of manuscripts. Captain Mike Shafer, Tenth Mountain Division, US Army, is dedicated to keeping his country safe. Intel from a dead CIA operative in Nhala points to a deadly threat that could wipe out entire populations. When Lucy is called to Nhala to restore the manuscript of an ancient prophesy, it’s his chance to stop the threat cold. He is ready and willing to put himself on the firing line—only not with the beautiful woman who’s been assigned to him. No matter how smart she is, she’s a tempting distraction. Now Mike and Lucy must learn to work together to stop this global threat. Mike thought he understood courage, but when she does the bravest thing he’s ever seen, he vows to carry a badly wounded Lucy across a frozen wasteland to save this magnificent woman—and the world.”


Elizabeth Jennings is the author of eight romantic-suspense novels. Elizabeth always knew she wanted to write, but the road there was long and torturous. At the age of 40, Elizabeth published her first book. As a teen, Elizabeth moved from central Oregon to Italy, where she still resides today.

For more information, please visit Elizabeth’s website.