Five years ago, Melody Zachary came to Sagebrush, Texas,
after her nephew was murdered and her sister supposedly
committed suicide. Melody is determined to find her
nephew's killer, do she joins the Sagebrush PD as a cold
case detective. Melody also founds a local youth center
trying to keep youths off the streets and out of trouble.
When Melody's office is broken into, her apartment trashed
and her life threatened, Parker Adams and his K-9 partner
Sherlock are on the scene to help find the culprit.
Believing a local crime syndicate is behind these
incidents, Sherlock, a drug-sniffing dog, is brought to the
youth center to search for illegal drugs.
Parker has seen Melody around the police station, but never
actually met her. He's immediately drawn to her, which is
not good, since he's not interested in a relationship.
Melody feels a connection to Parker too, but suppresses
those thoughts since all the men in her life have let her
down. Will Melody and Parker be able to track down the
perpetrator? And can they work together while keeping
things on a professional level?
SCENT OF DANGER is the next to last book in Harlequin's
Love Inspired Suspense series. Each book in the series has
a different author, but Terri Reed has incorporated
people and events from previous stories to help the reader
follow the entire series line. Her main characters are
strong but endearing, and the supporting characters carry
the plot along very well. Both Melody and Parker have trust
issues and try to resolve those as their characters become
better acquainted. The harder they try to convince
themselves that a relationship is not in the future for
them, the more they fantasize about being with each other.
Can you ever trust someone to love you enough? Melody and
Parker draw on their faith to help them overcome their
past. This is a delightful inspirational story about having
enough trust and relying on God to see you through the hard
times. SCENT OF DANGER stands alone as a great read, but
the series tells the whole story. If this is your genre,
you will definitely enjoy SCENT OF DANGER.
Risking it all Detective Melody Zachary is determined to
find who killed her nephew in a drug-related murder. She's
launched her teen center in his memory, to keep kids off the
streets. And she'll prove to narcotics officer Parker Adams
and his K-9 drug-sniffing partner, Sherlock, it's not a
haven for dealers. As they risk their lives to save others,
Melody discovers that Parker and she share the same deep
commitment to making a difference. Will circumstances allow
them to take the biggest risk yet on love?