Escape from hell? To hell was more like it, When Mallory Dawes, suddenly infamous in the States, decided to take that vacation to France, her problems were just beginning a lost passport. A car swept out to sea. Missing travellers' checks. And a mysterious, if intriguing, man who always seemed to turn up just when she was in trouble. Cutter Smith, code name as Slash was told to keep the beautiful blonde in his sights. But as his interest in her veered from the professional to the intensely personal, Cutter knew the cost of falling in love would be high indeed. And he would have to pay the price.