|| Asher Rainer, a tough as nails commander, leads an undercover black ops group: Project R.O.O.T. sanctioned by the U.S. government. What should have been a routine mission to obtain reconnaissance devolves into a mass casualty situation. The whys of which are unknown. His only eyewitnesses to the crimes committed by the rogue mercenary unit are Dr. Rae Kenzie and one of Barclay's own members, Joseph Franks. Rae Kenzie, a physician with Doctors Without Borders, is currently on rotation in South American. What should have been a routine inspection by the local guerilla army, turns into a bloodbath. Without any thought to her wellbeing, Rae rushes to protect the village children in the clinic from certain death-unwittingly thrusting herself and them into the middle an ongoing power struggle. Rae has to trust someone with what she knows, but it doesn't mean she has to like them-even if she finds Commander Asher Raines devilishly handsome. Asher has no time for love. His dedication is to his team, his country, and protecting the innocent. But, when the heart desires what he shouldn't be lusting after, will one night with Rae be enough to satisfy his baser needs? Or will he be the one to break all the rules?