Rock-solid, hard-bitten and no stranger to danger, mercenary Shep Hunter was going to run his latest mission without interference from Dr. Maggie Harper, the woman who'd stubbornly walked away from him years ago. But Maggie had some definite ideas about how to handle their covert assignment -- and her passionate persuasion told Shep she knew just how to handle HIM! Now the strong soldier of fortune wondered if he could keep beautiful Maggie under his command without giving up his steel-clad grip on his heart . . .