Long, Tall Texans Book 25
by Diana Palmer
October 18, 2021
Available in: Hardcover, e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
Risking his neck—and falling in love!—is all in a day’s work in New York Times bestseller Diana Palmer’s classic Desperado
Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire. But this time the job is personal. Having barely survived a murder attempt, Cord is determined to neutralize his foe. In order to get closer to his target, Cord joins forces with the Lassiter Detective Agency, where he’s reunited with childhood friend Maggie Barton.
Maggie is no longer the impressionable young woman he once knew. She is strong, independent and in charge of her own life—and, professionally, Cord’s equal. But Maggie has one vulnerability: a tragic secret from her past that threatens her relationship with Cord…and sets her up as a pawn for his deadly enemy. As sparks fly between them, he vows to save her—at any cost.
Originally published July 2002 in hardcover and June 2003 in mass market paperback for MIRA and February 2010 in trade paperback and October 2014 in eBook for HQN.
New York Timesbestselling author Diana Palmer, AKA Susan Spaeth Kyle, was born in Cuthbert, Georgia, the eldest daughter of William and Eloise Spaeth. She and her younger sister, Dannis, were raised in Chamblee, where Susan graduated from Chamblee High School in 1964. The family moved to Cornelia, Georgia, in 1965. Susan married James Kyle in 1972. They have a son, Blayne, who is married to the former Christina Clayton. They are both graduates of Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. They live in Tennessee and have a daughter, Selena Marie Kyle, born in February, 2009. In 1991, Susan returned to college and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, in 1995. She continues to work on her master's degree in history as time permits. Her first novel as Diana Palmer was published in 1979. She has over 115 novels in print. She has written historical novels as well as contemporary romance, and has produced science fiction, with her novel THE MORCAI BATTALION appearing in hardcover in 2007. Susan's hobbies are gardening, knitting, crocheting, astronomy, archaeology, and animals. She has dogs, cats, birds and lizards.