The Guardian: Taskforce Series, Book 2 by Marliss Melton

guardian square cover high res copyWhen a highly esteemed prisoner-reintegration program falls under suspicion of being a terrorist training ground, the Taskforce sends Special Agent Jackson Maddox undercover to investigate. Going by the name Abdul, Jackson fits right in, until his cover is threatened by a sexy journalist taking his picture. If his mission weren’t so critical, he wouldn’t mind being the object of her fixation.  But when he confronts her, the hot-as-hell bombshell denies everything before slipping through his fingers.

Crime journalist Lena Alexandra isn’t going anywhere. One of those parolees murdered her sister a decade earlier and got away with it.  Determined to send the killer back to jail, Lena secures a job at a nearby convenience store and sets about interviewing former felons for a book she’s allegedly writing. Her objective—to get a killer’s confession by using her astute interviewing skills and stunning sex appeal.  Dangerous plan?  Yes, but even the gorgeous ex-con named Abdul can’t derail her, not even when she finds out who he really is.

As the summer nights heat up, Jackson’s undercover probe exposes startling evidence that could endanger the nation’s capital.  He can’t battle his desire for Lena and subdue a fanatical leader at the same time. And Lena can’t corner her sister’s killer as long as an undercover FBI agent persists in trying to protect her. As peril looms, Lena and Jackson must learn to trust each other with their secrets . . . and their lives.

THE GUARDIAN is available from Audible, Amazon and iTunes.


5.0 out of 5 stars The Guardian, September 21, 2012
By Limelolly Charly – See all my reviews
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The book is captivating, entertaining and full of action. I read and purchased the entire series in a matter of days. I can’t wait for her next release. In my opinion the story line is very realistic and represents the men who serve to defend our country in a positive yet true manner.

4.0 out of 5 stars THE GUARDIAN, September 10, 2012
By LIZ – See all my reviews
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The author always has a tightly moving plot.Her heroine is never boring and her hero always gorgeous.A really entertaining tale.

5.0 out of 5 stars taskforce series, September 8, 2012
By Marie B. Kipp “maxwells mom” (Parrish, FL. USA) – See all my reviews
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I really liked this book, she always keeps you interested, read in one day. This type of book is up my alley. Hope she has more coming I have read all the others


Marliss Melton is the author of ten gripping, counterterrorist/romantic suspense novels, including a 7-book Navy SEALs series and continuing with The Taskforce Trilogy.  She relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories about America’s most elite warriors and fearless agency heroes. Daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various countries overseas. She has taught English, Spanish, ESL, and Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, her alma mater. She lives near Virginia Beach with her husband, young daughter, and four college-aged children. Be sure to “friend” Marliss on Facebook! Visit for more information.

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