By Julie Garwood

Sophie Rose is a criminal offense reporter at an immense Chicago newspaper and the daughter of Bobby Rose, an enthralling gentleman and big-time thief. whilst requested to put in writing an exposé approximately her infamous father, Sophie quits and is going to paintings at a small newspaper, protecting neighborhood personalities reminiscent of William Harrington, the 5K runner whose trademark is pink socks. these socks—with Sophie's company card tucked inside—are essentially all that's chanced on after Harrington is killed close to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, probably in a brutal polar endure attack.

Sophie heads north to enquire, yet hazard follows in her wake. After one try out on her lifestyles, she's assigned brash yet attractive Jack MacAlister as a bodyguard. yet Sophie and Jack will quickly be struggling with greater than their transforming into ardour for every different. strong forces will cease at not anything to avoid the publicity of the sinister conspiracy Sophie and Jack are approximately to discover.

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But the child—” “It will not be her first visit. Good heavens, Miss O’Neill, what are you expecting to see? ” Though the mill was due south of the house, on the other side of the hill, there was no through road, so they took the long way around, through the small village of St. Arca Underhill. The big barracklike buildings, with their tall chimneys spouting smoke, Black Rainbow / 35 had nothing attractive about them, but when the carriage drove into the stone-paved yard, Megan was impressed at the air of cheerful, purposeful industry.

We do our best to avoid injury, but some accidents are inevitable. Which reminds me that I meant to ask…Ah, here he is now. Good morning, Sam. ” “I had to have repairs made on the throstle. ” The speaker was young and rather short in stature, and so broad of chest and shoulder that his height appeared to be less than it actually was. When he removed his cap a tuft of black hair sprang up at the back of his head. He put up his hand to flatten it, in Black Rainbow / 37 a gesture as habitual as it was ineffective, glancing rather self-consciously at Megan as he did so.

He stooped to pick her up and, with a smile that transformed his rough features amazingly, said, “Do you then, my honey? ” “I know,” Miss Mandeville agreed, with a sigh. “The last time her frock looked like a cleaning rag, every color of the rainbow. ” Shifting the child to his shoulder, where she clung like a little monkey, Sam opened the door and stood back to let Megan pass through. He didn’t seem to 38 / Barbara Michaels relish the role of guide, or appreciate her company; after the first quick glance, he had not even looked directly at her.

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