"We're having sex until we're out of each other's system."
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In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across East Africa. In charge of hundreds of Indian laborers, he soon finds himself the reluctant hunter of two lions that are killing his men in almost nightly attacks on their camp. Plagued by fear, wracked with malaria and alienated by a…
Lucy is what the "Agency" made her: deadly, ruthless and calculating. It's stripped away much of the girl she used to be, but fear and lust remain. Troy inspires both. He always has-even when he hijacked Lucy's life and gave it to a shadowy government agency operating outside the law.
In a world where every day is an op and every op could be your last, there's no room for emotion. Whatever gets you through-the training, the thrills, the sex-you take and are grateful.
Even as fellow agents are culled by unknown assassins, Lucy and Troy remain locked in a breathless clinch of deception, distrust and desire. At any moment, one could be tasked to kill the other, and at the Agency, protocol rules. And cancellation is forever.