“Thank you, Luke. You rescued me today in more ways than one.”
For several seconds Luke’s thoughts scattered at the sensation Mary’s hand created in his. Soft. Her hand felt so soft and delicately feminine. So…
That was the only term Luke would allow himself to describe his intense reaction to her touch.
As Mary climbed into her truck and drove off with a smile and a wave, Luke couldn’t help wondering what he was walking into and how it might be connected to his wife’s murder. Mary’s truck’s punctured tire had his gut shrieking warnings that something wasn’t right. Whether Mary was an impostor or not, Luke was afraid for her and her daughter.
This Mary Calder, whoever she was, had an enemy.
Dear Harlequin Intrigue Reader,
What’s bigger than Texas…? Montana! This month, Harlequin Intrigue takes you deep undercover to the offices of MONTANA CONFIDENTIAL. You loved the series when it first premiered in the Lone Star State, so we’ve created a brand-new set of sexy cowboy agents for you farther north in Big Sky country. Patricia Rosemoor gets things started in Someone To Protect Her. Three more installments follow—and I can assure you, you won’t want to miss one!
Amanda Stevens concludes her dramatic EDEN’S CHILDREN miniseries with The Forgiven. All comes full circle in this redemptive story that reunites mother and child.
What would you do if your “wife” came back from the dead? Look for In His Wife’s Name for the answer. In a very compelling scenario, Joyce Sullivan explores the consequences of a hidden identity and a desperate search for the truth.
Rounding out the month is the companion story to Harper Allen’s miniseries THE AVENGERS. Sullivan’s Last Stand, like its counterpart Guarding Jane Doe, is a deeply emotional story about a soldier of fortune and his dedication to duty. Be sure to pick up both titles by this exceptional new author.
Cowboys, cops—action, drama…it’s just another month of terrific romantic suspense from Harlequin Intrigue.
Associate Senior Editor
P.S. Be sure to watch for the next title in Rebecca York’s
43 LIGHT STREET trilogy, MINE TO KEEP, available in
In His Wife’s Name
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joyce Sullivan credits her lawyer mother with instilling in her a love of reading and writing—and a fascination for solving mysteries. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and worked several years as a private investigator before turning her hand to writing romantic suspense. A transplanted American, Joyce makes her home in Aylmer, Quebec, with her handsome French-Canadian husband and two case-book-toting kid detectives.
Books by Joyce Sullivan
352—THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
436—THIS LITTLE BABY
516—TO LANEY, WITH LOVE
546—THE BABY SECRET
631—IN HIS WIFE’S NAME
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Mary Calder—What really happened the night this beautiful public relations consultant was murdered? Luke Calder—He was determined to discover who had killed his wife.
Shannon Mulligan—Mary Calder’s name gave her a new identity and an escape from her past.
Rob Barrie—He wouldn’t rest until he and Shannon were man and wife…again.
Dylan White—What would this teen do to protect his mother’s income?
Glorie—The burglary in her gift shop was most puzzling.
Bill Oakes—What could the resort caretaker tell Luke about the woman who called herself Mary Calder?
To Mom and Dad,
My first heroine and hero, who taught me the meaning of family and commitment and unfailing support.
My sincere thanks to criminologist T. Lorraine Vassalo
and family lawyer Marci Lin Melvin, B.A., LL.B., for patiently answering my questions about the Canadian legal system. And to fraud detective Paul Heagle, Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Services (retired), for explaining how the men and women in blue get the job done. Without you, this story would never have been more than an idea on a piece of paper.
Thanks also to the following for helping me get the
details right: Jackie Oakley, Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Services; Dr. Stephen W. Maclean; Nina Fast, R.N.; Deborah Sarty; Pat and Linda Poitevin; and Kay Gregory. Any mistakes are my own.
Last but not least, a heartfelt hug to Judy McAnerin
for her exceptional plot analysis skills!