Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009),edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.
In this Thriller Short, bestselling author Joan Johnston thrusts headlong into a battle where love not only threatens to tear a family apart, but it may also get a young woman killed. Nash Benedict falls in love with Morgan Hunter, his brother Carter’s fiancé, while Carter is serving in Iraq. Nash is trying to figure out how he’s going to break the news when, the night before his brother returns home, Morgan goes missing. During their search, Nash and the police discover a number of unsettling explanations for her disappearance—including that she may have fallen victim to a Colombian drug lord who swore revenge after his brother led an operation to destroy the cartel’s coca plantation. But what they find is far worse than they could have imagined. For Morgan Hunter, a South American drug lord would be the easy way out. Her problem is much worse.
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About the Author
Joan Johnston is a bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary and historical romance novels and novellas. Her best-known series include The Bitter Creek, Hawk’s Way, and The Sisters of the Lone Star. She has more than 15 million books in print. Formerly an attorney, college professor, and newspaper editor, Johnston lives in Colorado with her children.