Jules Markham is paired with the Foundation’s second in command, Blane ‘Mac’ MacIntyre for the first time. They are sent to Afghanistan on a recon mission, to gather information about the integrity of a man asking the Foundation for philanthropic help. Jules has never had such a difficult assignment, torn between doing her duty and dealing with her insane crush on Mac.
Mac is equally divided. It doesn’t take him long to realize he’s committed the cardinal sin – getting emotionally involved with a fellow agent. Between savoring his new found love for Jules, trying to keep her safe from the madmen after their lives, and keeping a secret from her that could destroy their relationship, Mac has never had a tougher assignment for the Foundation.