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Into the Dark

Into the Dark

The Bodyguards

Bodyguards (Volume 6)

Cindy Gerard

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Amy Walker endured unspeakable horrors while being held as a hostage before she was rescued by Dallas Garrett and his brothers from E.D.E.N., Inc. Amy is determined to leave the past behind…but only after she gets some answers to the questions that haunt her: Why was she abducted by the terrorists? Why is her mother locked up in a mental institution?

Dallas wants Amy to know he's a man she can trust. He's incapable of offering her his love but promises his sworn protection while she embarks on her quest to discover the truth about her family…and herself.

Working on a lead, Amy and Dallas team up with an investigative journalist and an unlikely accomplice whose motives are as murky as his past. Soon they are drawn into the depths of a secret organization that practices non-consensual mind-control experimentation—one that Amy's own grandfather appears to be involved in. With a ruthless enemy closing in fast Amy and Dallas race against time and risk their lives to expose these crimes against humanity…and share a passion neither of them could have expected.

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CHAPTER ONE

January, six years later

Essex County, New York

The night was crystal clear, vacuum still and brittle with cold. Pale gold rings rimmed an egg-shaped moon floating in a diamond black sky. A killing moon. In a graveyard...

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Praise for Into the Dark

“Cindy Gerard delivers top-notch sizzle.” —Cherry Adair, bestselling author of Hot Ice

“Wonderful…will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat and gripping the pages….Gerard does a beautiful job penning a spellbinding plot and charismatic characters that will leave you breathless.” —Romance Junkies on Over the Line

“A fast-paced thriller of action, adventure, and romance. This is a fantastic book in which to quickly escape the day-to-day routine because of the many twists and turns awaiting the characters.” —Fresh Fiction on Over the Line

“Cindy Gerard has a definite winner on her hands with Over the Line, the latest in The Bodyguards series. Intrigue, suspense, chemistry, and good old fashioned romance all combine to keep the pages turning and the reader hooked from page one. If you're looking for a book to tuck in that summer beach bag, this one should be at the top of your list.” —Writers Unlimited on Over the Line

“Pulse-pounding action erupts from the very first page, dragging readers on a thrilling ride through both the past and dangerous present.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on To the Brink

“Not only does Cindy Gerard create flat-out exciting stories, her heroes are of the extremely macho, extremely virile, extremely sexy variety….This novel is romantic suspense at its best….Slick, edgy, thrilling, skillfully executed with some wonderfully sketched characters and loads of sizzle.” —Romance Reader at Heart on To the Brink

“Starts off with a rush and remains at a high excitement level until the final explosive climax….Readers will enjoy the action, but it is the feelings that still exist between the protagonists that make this novel a very special cross-genre treat. Cindy Gerard writes a gripping high-octane romantic suspense.” —The Best Reviews on To the Brink

“The sexiest and edgiest of the Bodyguards books yet. You'll feel like you're right in the thick of the conflict.” —Writer's Unlimited on To the Brink

“An intense escape from cold weather and winter doldrums.” —Fresh Fiction on To the Brink

“Spectacular….Gerard's best book yet! A masterpiece of tight scenes, excellent dialogue, steamy sex, and heart stopping adventure. You'll be thinking of this one long after it's finished.” —Romance Reader's Connection on To the Brink

“Moves fast and is both a tightly-woven thriller and a beautiful, sexy romance….Outstanding series.” —Reader to Reader on To the Brink

“Fantasy story….heart pounding action.” —Romance Divas on To the Brink

“Fast moving story, which has suspense and sexual tension moving in parallel. Characters are extremely well drawn….First time readers will no doubt start seeking Gerard's prior books in the Bodyguard series, which in reality is one of the greatest tributes to an author. This one is strongly recommended.” —The Romance Reader on To the Brink

“Crackles with sexual tension, dark drama, and thrills.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on To the Limit

“A super-action packed investigative thriller.” —BarnesandNoble.com on To the Limit

“Gerard has done an excellent job capturing the same blend of action and lust that powered her first book in this series, To the Edge. Though reading the books in order is a plus, this is one tale that can stand on its own. The characters are riveting, the action fast-paced, and the storyline superbly created. This is a great tale that lets you appreciate the slower pace of your own life while reveling in the adventures of the heroine.” —Fresh Fiction on To the Limit

“A real page turner with wonderful chemistry between our two main characters…readers will be drawn into the story.” —Romance Designs on To the Limit

“This second book in Gerard's 'The Bodyguard' series is even better than the first, To the Edge...taut, suspenseful...filled with action, sizzling sex scenes, and fascinating settings and situations.” —Romance Reader's Connection on To the Limit

“Engaging…as always the action keeps rolling along, the interaction and dialogue is swift and cutting, and the romance is oh so satisfying to witness. Kudos for Cindy; she's done it again. A definite keeper!” —A Romance Review on To the Limit

“Edgy, exciting, and sexy with two fabulous lead characters and a cleverly done mystery. This story doesn't just sizzle, it blazes.” —Romance Reader at Heart on To the Limit

“Edgy and intense, this tale of romance, danger, and past regrets is a keeper.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on To the Edge

“A tense, sexy story filled with danger...romantic suspense at its best.” —Kay Hooper, New York Times bestselling author, on To the Edge

“Heart-thumping thrills, sleek sensuality, and unforgettable characters. I have one word for Nolan Garrett. Yum!” —Vickie Lewis Thompson, New York Times bestselling author of Nerds Like it Hot, on To the Edge

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About the author

Cindy Gerard

Cindy Gerard is a New York Times bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels including To the Brink, To the Edge, To the Limit, Over the Line, and Under the Wire. She is also the author of the Black Ops, Inc. series, every one of which has appeared on the New York Times top 20 list. Along with numerous industry award nominations, Cindy is the recipient of The National Reader's Choice Award and two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's coveted RITA Award.

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