When Jessica Kegan walks into Brandon Garrett’s security office, he knows his life is about to get complicated — and not just because of the shootout that ensues minutes after she enters his firm. It’s also because Bran owes his life to Jessie’s brother, Danny, who died saving him during a special operations mission in Afghanistan. Bran would do anything for Danny, including protecting Jessie from harm as she investigates the suspicious death of her father, a Colonel in the U.S. Army.

As a journalist, Jessie is used to following a story wherever it leads, but in Kat Martin’s The Ultimate Betrayal (HQN), the story is personal. When Colonel James Kegan died in prison after being accused of stealing and selling chemical weapons from the Alamo Chemical Depot where he served as commander, Jessie knows the official report is wrong. Her father didn’t die from a heart attack. He was murdered, and she’s going to prove it. 

With Bran’s help, the two of them embark on a dangerous mission to discover, not only the real cause of James Kegan’s death, but also the whereabouts of the chemical weapons that have gone missing. They meet with Kegan’s doctor, military counsel, even a woman James was involved with that Jessie knew nothing about. The closer they get to learning the truth, the riskier the mission and the more adamant Bran becomes about protecting the smart, beautiful, driven, but forbidden sister of his best friend. 

Jessie might be able to trust an ex-Delta with her life, but her heart is another matter. Still reeling from a case of abuse at the hands of a man who terrorized her, she’s more than a little hesitant to act on her growing feelings for her bodyguard — especially considering Bran’s line of work. Will she risk it all to be with her protector? Will Bran be able to save Jessie and himself? 

If you like your romance with a healthy dose of mystery and danger, then you’ll enjoy Martin’s latest. With plenty of suspense, plot twists and turns and the kind of fast-paced love story that will keep you on your toes, it’s exactly the kind of summer escape you’ve been craving.

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About Kat Martin:

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, MT, with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.