By Danielle Steel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous highway from the jungles of South the US to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a strong cartel and have become the relied on right-hand guy of a ruthless drug lord. the cost he paid was once devastating, costing him everything—and everyone—he enjoyed. again within the united states, on transitority task to the key carrier, at the presidential element, Marshall plays an act of heroism that adjustments his path forever.
Ariana Gregory has her entire destiny prior to her, with a thrilling lifestyles in big apple and a coveted activity at an internet type journal. but if her father, lately widowed, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina, she reluctantly concurs to accompany him to Buenos Aires. Then an unthinkable act of violence shatters her world.
approximately a 12 months later, Ariana arrives in Paris, on a delicate highway to restoration. There, as she strives to bury painful stories endlessly, she crosses paths with Marshall Everett. yet harmful forces watch her each stream, and Ariana and Marshall will once again need to struggle for his or her survival.
during this breathtaking and psychologically penetrating novel, number one New York instances bestselling writer Danielle metal explores the results of trauma and the perseverance of the human spirit. In Marshall and Ariana she has created unforgettable characters confronting amazing challenges—who now not have to face them on my own.
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Might be he was once wasting his brain. “Are you convinced? ” the landlord appeared a bit surprised, yet not more so than Marshall. “Yes, I am,” Marshall stated basically, puzzling over what had possessed him. possibly it used to be a few form of psychosis that occurred with an damage and the lack of a profession. He felt a bit nuts. “How do you think that he’ll deal with touring shipment at the aircraft? ” He used to be faintly anxious approximately it, and didn’t are looking to do whatever that will harm the puppy. “He’s by no means flown prior to, to be honest,” his proprietor acknowledged carefully, “but you may get a sedative from a vet. I’ll provide the identify of mine. you could take him within the cabin with you, if you happen to say he’s a provider puppy. ” “I don’t imagine i will go for blind,” Marshall stated heavily. loopy might be, yet now not blind. “They use provider canine for epileptics now, to warn them ahead of a seizure. For melancholy, and many different issues. ” He glanced at Marshall’s limp left arm as he stated it, and Marshall questioned if that might paintings. it'd be worthy attempting, if the puppy used to be good behaved at the aircraft. Stanley seemed beautiful calm, and used to be sitting at the sidewalk back, looking at passersby. “I’ll provide it a shot, and take the sedative with me, in case they don’t purchase it. ” They exchanged details, and Marshall provided to pay him, yet Stanley’s proprietor declined. He promised to convey him the following day with all his papers, and Marshall agreed. His proprietor stated he sought after a final evening with him to claim see you later, which sounded unhappy, yet Stanley regarded depressed besides. He wagged his tail as Marshall patted him and acknowledged, “See you day after today. ” And precise to his be aware, Stanley’s proprietor confirmed up with him at Marshall’s condominium the subsequent afternoon. His pedigree used to be so as, and all his vaccination certificate. He had gotten a well-being certificates and facts of his chip from the vet so Marshall may possibly take him into France. He had a bottle of sedatives, in case Stanley wanted them for the journey, for the reason that Marshall had made up our minds to claim he was once a carrier puppy, because the proprietor had steered, so he may well preserve him within the cabin. Stanley sniffed his approach round the condominium in real bloodhound variety. And regardless of his somber face, he appeared chuffed and wagged his tail. “He’s rather a good dog,” his soon-to-be-ex-owner stated, and gave the impression of he was once approximately to cry. He gave the puppy a final loving pat, thanked Marshall, wanted him good fortune, and slipped out the door, as Marshall sat watching his new puppy. “Well, Stanley, i'm hoping you love Paris,” he stated heavily. He had consistently sought after a puppy, yet couldn’t have one as a result of his paintings. And now he had Stanley, and an residence in Paris. It felt like an experience, and he was once prepared for it. the subsequent week, he went to assert see you later to the Armstrongs, and he introduced the puppy. the youngsters enjoyed him, and Amelia acknowledged he was once the funniest-looking puppy she’d ever obvious. and he or she gave Marshall a tremendous hug whilst he left, and so did Brad. And he bought a final examine the newborn, asleep in Melissa’s hands after being nursed. “Take excellent care of my namesake,” he stated, and kissed Melissa at the cheek. “Keep involved, Marsh,” the president acknowledged warmly.