I have had an element of romance in all of my Steele novels. Within that element there has been an element of tragedy, deep emotion and sex. All important aspects of stories as it is in real life.
Steele has accepted that life has changed markedly and yet he is required once again to tackle a situation of injustice, But has concerns that he is being commissioned to act by the authorities.
Patrick is working alone trying to recover a youngster kidnapped from parents with a high profile role in the UK establishment. He is without the support of former allies, the Gurentai, and yet feels that the police and National Crime Agency, who have requested his involvement, have another agenda that is not necessarily in the interests of Steele.
The action is shared mostly between the UK and Canada. In the early stages of the case Patrick is chasing kidnappers across the continent of North America when disaster occurs and he is forced to return to the UK. While in Canmore, Alberta, Steele seeks solace from the apparent loss of his long-time partner and fiance Naomi Kobayashi, in the arms of a local girl.
Has Steele bitten off more than he can chew?
Where is his love life going?
Are former allies, the Gurentai, targeting Steele?
Will he recover the kidnapped child or will he fail and become the target for retribution by the authorities?