Black Ops Inc. #5.5 Black Ops Inc. #5.5 Black Ops Inc. #5.5 David Cavanaugh is tired of his undercover work for the CIA. He desperately wants to retire but when a colleague (Wyatt Savage; Risk No Secrets) asks Cav to find his missing friend (Carrie Granger) he reluctantly agrees. Cav arrives in Myanmar where he discovers Carrie has been caught up in a bungled arrest. To cover up their mistake the government has thrown her in their ruby mines where she labors as a virtual slave. To free her Cav must pretend to work with the corrupt government in Myanmar. Can Carrie learn to trust him or will this rescue mission end in tragedy for them both?
When you think you've read the whole series, and then you find a novella you've missed, it's time for a little happy dance!
David Cavanaugh was part of the story in Whisper No Lies, and Carrie was Wyatt Savage's childhood friend in Risk No Secrets.
Now Carrie is in world of trouble, and Wyatt sends Cav to rescue her.
While on the run for their lives, Cav and Carrie feel instant attraction, resulting in a passionate affair while trying to escape the villains.
The suspense in the story is action packed, the escape from the slave camp like a spy movie scene.
As for the characters, I was happy to visit with some of the Black Ops Inc. cast, even thought briefly.
I loved that the super-spy-alpha-hero Cav was not perfect, but had both physical and mental scars, that he was aware of, and wanted to work with. Carrie had escaped her Georgia-small-town-living to get over her lifelong hopes of future with Wyatt. Those aspects giving this novella a bit of a savory bite.
Cav and Carrie together were tense, wild, and lusciously sweet.
A lot of story was fit into this novella, but I still wished it would have been a bit longer, a bit more in depth. Four stars.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me