“I’m worried about your safety…Thea.”
Her name on his lips sent a thrill of excitement rolling through Thea. A shiver of something she didn’t want to name eased up her backbone and made her stomach flutter in awareness. She hadn’t been attracted to a man in years. And now, at the worst possible time, with the worst possible man, Thea was feeling things she had no business feeling.
“Why can’t you just go away and leave us alone?” she whispered.
His gaze softened, touched her lips, and Thea trembled, clutching her daughter’s hand as if Nikki were her lifeline.
“There’re some things about this case you may not be aware of. Have dinner with me and we’ll talk about them.”
Thea’s heart started to pound. That she was even momentarily tempted by his invitation proved how dangerous he was to her.
She glanced down at Nikki. Nikki looked back up at her, her expression hopeful. The fact that Nikki showed a reaction at all was a positive sign. A small miracle.
With Nikki on his side, how on earth could Thea continue to do what she knew she must—resist John Gallagher?
Dear Intrigue Reader,
A brand-new year, the launch of a new millennium, a new cover look—and another exciting lineup of pulse-pounding romance and exhilarating suspense from Harlequin Intrigue!
This month, Amanda Stevens gives new meaning to the phrase “men in uniform” with her new trilogy, GALLAGHER JUSTICE, about a family of Chicago cops. They’re tough, tender and totally to die for. Detective John Gallagher draws first blood in The Littlest Witness (#549).
If you’ve never been Captured by a Sheikh (#550), you don’t know what you’re missing! Veteran romance novelist Jacqueline Diamond takes you on a magic carpet ride you’ll never forget, when a sheikh comes to claim his son, a baby he’s never even seen.
Wouldn’t you just love to wake up and have the sexiest man you’ve ever seen take you and your unborn child into his protection? Well, Harlequin Intrigue author Dani Sinclair does just that when she revisits FOOLS POINT. My Baby, My Love (#551) is the second story set in the Maryland town Dani created in her Harlequin Intrigue book For His Daughter (#539).
Susan Kearney rounds out the month with a trip to the wildest American frontier—Alaska. A Night Without End (#552) is another installment in the Harlequin Intrigue bestselling amnesia promotion A MEMORY AWAY…. This time a woman wakes to find herself in a remote land in the arms of a sexy stranger who claims to be her husband.
And this is just the beginning! We at Harlequin Intrigue are committed to keeping you on the edge of your seat. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.
Associate Senior Editor, Harlequin Intrigue
The Littlest Witness
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amanda Stevens has written over twenty novels of romantic suspense. Her books have appeared on several bestseller lists, and she has won Reviewer’s Choice and Career Achievement in Romantic/ Mystery awards from Romantic Times Magazine. She resides in Cypress, Texas, with her husband, her son and daughter, and their two cats.
Books by Amanda Stevens
373—STRANGER IN PARADISE
388—A BABY’S CRY
397—A MAN OF SECRETS
430—THE SECOND MRS. MALONE
453—THE HERO’S SON*
458—THE BROTHER’S WIFE*
462—THE LONG-LOST HEIR*
549—THE LITTLEST WITNESS**
2-in-1 Harlequin 50th Anniversary Collection
HER SECRET PAST
CAST OF CHARACTERS
John Gallagher—His only witness to murder is a little girl who can’t speak.
Thea Lockhart—She’s given up everything for her daughter. Has she finally found a man she can trust?
Nikki Lockhart—The four-year-old silent witness.
Gail Waters—Her death is as mysterious as the missing people she hunted down.
Morris Dalrimple—The building manager would like to know Thea much better.
Superintendent Ed Dawson—How well did he know Ms. Waters?
Annette Dawson—Ed’s bitter wife.
Eddie Dawson—Ed’s estranged son is nowhere to be found.
Liam Gallagher—John’s uncle is in a hurry to close the case. Why?
Miles Gallagher—A cop with a faulty memory.
Bliss Kyler—Where did Nikki’s baby-sitter take her to play?
Mrs. Lewellyn—Does Thea’s neighbor suspect her secrets?
Rick Mancuso—The man who haunts Thea’s worst nightmares.
This book is dedicated with much gratitude and
appreciation to my editor, Natashya Wilson.