This is the last Lora Leigh I'm ever going to read. The mystery part of this story was incredibly contrived and hokey, the majority of characters unbelievable and flat, and the sex scenes were repetitive (and not in a good way) and went on and on with totally random introspection from both characters in the middle of everything. One thing that really irked me: the hero's wife and child whom he loved deeply died back in Russia, a point gone over many times to explain the hero's icy heart, and yet the book also states several times "He'd never known love." So the first wife and kid didn't count?? Grrr. It started to feel very bizarre and I found myself hoping the bad guys would win and just kill everybody.