Against the Night by Kat Martin

He knows what goes on in the dark.

She’s got the face of an angel and the body of…well, isn’t that what he’d expect from an exotic dancer? But there’s something about this girl that Johnnie Riggs can’t shake. The former army ranger is hot on the trail of an elusive drug lord—and suddenly very hot under the collar, as well.

Amy’s got her own agenda to pursue: her sister is missing and Amy seems to be the only one who cares. She’ll enlist Johnnie’s help and do her best to ignore her growing attraction to finally get some answers. But when the two trails begin to converge and reveal something even more sinister than they imagined, their mutual desire is the least of their problems. They’ll bring the truth to light…or die trying.

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An excerpt from AGAINST THE NIGHT:

Johnnie Riggs was a night owl.  A former Army Ranger with a PI’s license, Johnnie spent most of his time in the bars and clubs of Los Angeles, digging up information for clients who could afford his fees.  And the occasional recovery job, if the money was high enough.

Which was the reason that tonight he sat at a table at the Kitty Cat Club on Sunset Boulevard, watching a little blond pole dancer with the hottest body he’d ever seen and trying like hell not to get an erection.

Johnnie reached for the Bud Light sitting in front of him, took a swallow and set the barely touched bottle back down on the table.  He wasn’t there to get drunk.  He wasn’t there to get turned on by some sexy little piece of fluff.

He was there to make a collar and a nice chunk of change.

He glanced around the club, one of the better-run strip joints in the area, a place an out-of-town businessman could go for a little harmless fun and not feel like he was about to get mugged when he walked outside to catch a cab.

Johnnie knew the owner, a guy named Tate Watters, a reasonable sort who ran a clean operation.  Tate knew Johnnie was there to collect a skip, but he was a stand-up guy who did his best to stay on the right side of the law, and having a pervert around–Johnnie’s target–wasn’t good for business.

It was dark inside the club except for the neon beer signs behind the bar, the soft glow of lights over gilt-framed photos of nineteen fifties strippers that hung on the walls.  A row of colored spotlights lit the woman performing on stage. Read More

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With sleaze, sex and sizzle twisted into a complicated plot with strong characters and nasty villains, and set against the backdrop of Hollywood’s strip clubs, Against the Night will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Here’s an irresistible tough guy with a marshmallow center and the sassiest kindergarten teacher to ever shake her booty wrapped up in a dangerous, action-packed adventure that both know will end in heartbreak. Martin’s fans will be thoroughly satisfied and looking eagerly forward to her next book.” ~Romantic Times Book reviews – 4 1/2 STARS

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New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and History. Currently residing with her Western-author husband, Larry Jay Martin, in Missoula, Montana, Kat has written over thirty bestselling novels, including Historical, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary. Over ten million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in a dozen foreign countries. Among her many awards, Kat has won the prestigious Romantic Times Magazine Career Achievement Award. She is currently working on her next novel.

“It was quite a romantic story,” she admits. “I’d still like to see it get published.” Then, after doing some editing for her future husband, she thought she’d try her own hand at writing.

Kat moved on to become the bestselling author of over fifty historical and contemporary romance novels. To date, 12 million copies of her books are in print, and she’s been published around the globe, including Germany, Norway, Sweden, China, Korea, Bulgaria, Russia, England, Estonia, Lithuania, South Africa, Italy, Poland, Thailand, Portugal, Turkey, The Slovak Republic, Spain, Argentina, Estonia, Czech Republic and Greece.

When she’s not writing, Kat also enjoys skiing and traveling, particularly to Europe. Currently, she’s busy writing her next book.

To learn more about Kat, please visit her website and ‘LIKE’ her on Facebook.

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