Ballantine, Oct 2001, 6.50, 320 pp.
Dr. Kyle Wright recognizes the breasts of Delanie Eastman, a woman he shared the best sex of his life with four years ago but has not seen since. Both are shocked because San Francisco is very distant from the isolated South American mountaintop above San Christobol where they renew their former acquaintance. However, they coincidentally meet at the fortress of drug cartel chief and terrorist Ramon Montero. Delanie claims to be a bimbo dancer, but in reality is a kindergarten teacher, searching for her missing sister last seen with Ramon in Vegas.
Kyle needs to get Delanie off the mountain before the deadly confrontation between his side and Ramon occurs. Kyle has worked undercover for the anti-terrorist group T-FLAC for four years by pretending to be developing a small pox virus that will cause many deaths. His benefactor Ramon is about to unleash that virus on the world. Now Kyle finds himself falling in love with the one woman who could inadvertently destroy his and his cohorts plan to stop a potential pandemic conflagration.
Cherry Adair follows up her RITA finalist, KISS AND TELL, with another strong romantic suspense novel. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with nonstop action that enhances the growing attraction between the lead couple. Though having two civilians, even if both are volunteers, in the war with Ramon seems stretched, readers will find HIDE AND SEEK a total joy, rooting for this couple to not only be victorious in battle, but in their relationship.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner