Two special agents are about to prove that true passion knows no fear . . . As veteran agents in the FBI's special corruption unit, Beatrice McCoy and Michael Spates face major changes in a post 9-11 world. Michael is in danger of losing his job and the career he has poured his blood, sweat, and tears into--and Bea is determined to go to any length to protect him. She can't force her heart to stop longing for him . . . yet she has already made a promise that she would never love again. After the death of her husband and her two children, Beatrice vowed that if she was able to overcome the pain of her loss she would never love another. But after she and Michael attend a weekend retreat together, she realizes that their partnership has grown into much more. Suddenly faced with an unspeakable danger, Bea and Michael must struggle to untangle the secrets and lies that surround their most perilous case . . . or risk losing their love--and their lives . . . Katherine D. Jones sold her first contemporary romance to BET Books in 2003. Born in Leonardtown, Maryland, she spent her early years traveling around the world as a daughter of a Foreign Service Officer for the Department of State. Jones obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. She has been married for over eighteen years to her husband, an army officer, and they have two handsome boys. Jones believes in strong characters that are firmly grounded in real-world issues and problems. Her writing credits include two novels published by BET, Love Worth Fighting For and Worth the Wait, as well as magazine articles for Black Romance and several short stories. She is co-winner of the 2005 Shades of Romance Magazine Reader's Choice Favorite New Author award and a 2005 Emma Award Nominee for the Favorite New Author category.