Vinh Murphy (from title HOT TARGET) returns and he is not doing well at all. The former Troubleshooter has been dealing with booze, blackouts, and just slumming from place-to-place since his wife, Angelina, died. Vinh blames the Freedom Network and its leader, Tim Ebersole, for her death and has loudly claimed that he would kill the man. Every few months he shows up at the door of Hannah Whitfield, a long time friend of his and Angelina's. Hannah allows him to clean up, eat, and get some sleep. This time Hannah and Vinh end up in bed together only for him to disappear before the night is even over.
When Tim Ebersole is murdered, the guys at Troubleshooter's Incorporated begin looking for him. Hannah goes to them for help locating Vinh as well because she knows Vinh is seriously suicidal lately.
Izzy Zanella is with SEAL Team Sixteen. He gets along great with all his team members except one, Danny Gillman. As Lady Fate would have it, Eden, Dan's little sister, shows up looking for Dan who is nowhere to be found. Izzy helps Eden out only for Dan to show up the next day with a major attitude. Though Dan obviously believes Izzy and Eden had been to bed together, they pair did not bother correcting his assumption. After all, the pair did get to third base. About six months later Dan shows up at Izzy's door saying that Eden is pregnant with his child. Knowing he is not the father, but refusing to discuss it with Danny's hot temper blazing, they go to Vegas. Eden has been slapped hard by her stepfather and imprisoned in a room with no place to sit, no food, and no water. Seeing this, Izzy no longer cares that he is not the biological father of the baby. He rescues Eden from her stepfather and Danny. In a few days, they plan to wed. But first, Izzy and the team must deal with a situation brought to their attention from Troubleshooter's Incorporation.
**** This is like reading two tales in one, but about half into the book the two stories begin to merge. I admit to enjoying Izzy and Eden's story a lot more than Vinh and Hannah's though. However, fans of the Troubleshooter series will be very happy with this installment to the series. Danger does not lurk around every corner, but the story has its fair share. Another outstanding piece of work! ****