While on a distant planet trying to find the cause of a plague, Jayleia Durante is kidnapped. There has been a price put on her head. Now there are several mercenaries mobilized to get to her first. Jayleia's father is Zain Durate; he is the director of Intelligence Command for the Tagreth Federated Council (TFC). He has been accused of collaborating with the enemy. Now the TFC has put a price on Jaylria's head hoping to capture her to learn what she knows about her father or where he is. If she knows nothing then they hope to use her for bait to bring her father out of hiding. Her father taught her how to be a spy and about cyber espionage. Her mother taught her how to be a warrior.
Major Damen Simdivik is an officer and spymaster for the Claugh government. Since the first time Damen saw Jayleia (Enemy Within) he has found himself unable to stop thinking about her. Unknown to Jayleia her father has been working with his government to uncover a network of spies within the TFC who are working with their common enemy. Now that he is missing Damen needs Jayleia's help to find him. The attraction that they feel for each other is too hot to ignore. Damen knows what he feels for Jayleia is real but she thinks he is just using her to get to her father. The closer the danger gets to them the closer they get to each other. Is their love strong enough to withstand the danger and end the war that threatens the galaxy?
This is the second of Ms. Burnard's Enemy series. It has "Great Futuristic Romance Series" written all over it. It's just great with a fully functioning futuristic universe. There is plenty of action and romance to keep your attention. It can be read alone and I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Kidnapped while combating a plague, Jayleia Durante fights to resist the attractive Major Damen Sindrivik, an officer from a rival government's spy corps. But with her father missing, and mercenaries on her trail, Jayleia must join forces with the magnetic major-for the good of the empire.