Known for cozier romantic suspense, Halliday shifts gears with this exciting first thriller...replete with hit men, high-speed chases, and international crime.- Publishers Weekly
Whew! I don't know what else to say about Gemma Halliday's (Play Dead). I don't know when I read such a riveting story that kept me on the edge of my seat. Talk about adrenaline! Kudos to Gemma Halliday...a terrific story.- Lesa's Book Critiques
a novel of suspense
She faked her death to escape life in a war torn country. But now her enemies have tracked her down, and this time they want her to stay dead.
Anya Danielovich lives with the guilt of what she had to do to survive when her native country divided against itself. But that was a long time ago. Today she's become Anna Smith, a single, thirtysomething woman living in San Francisco with a simple desire to lead a better life. Even if she is still haunted by her past—the enemies she made, the mentor she betrayed, the woman she was. She's taken care to cover her tracks over the years, but she's beginning to feel like she's being watched...
Nick Dade is a hired gunman, the best of the best. He's read Anya's file, knows the unspeakable acts she committed, and after weeks of surveillance, he's ready to pull the trigger on his latest target. That is until someone else beats him to the punch. With his agenda shattered, Dade is suddenly thrown together with the woman he's been sent to eliminate. Who is she really? Who hired the second hit? And who can he trust?