The Widow by Colette Saucier
"When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it." - Émile Zola, J'accuse
In this thrilling noir romantic suspense, after drug lord Ignacio "El Ratón" Martinez's daring escape from a maximum security prison, DEA agent David Alvarez invested four years in deep undercover infiltrating the multi-million dollar money laundering operation of the ruthless Sonora Drug Cartel only to have his primary target gunned down by a rival gang. Now his only hope in salvaging the operation and bringing the largest drug trafficker in the world to justice lies with the man's beautiful, young widow Catherine, whom he cannot bring himself to trust.
Drowning in wine and despair, Catherine would do anything to break free from the clutches of the cartel, but despite her desperate efforts, she can never escape the mistakes of her past that continue to haunt her.
Even though he cannot deny their mystical, mutual attraction, David must carry out his orders - from both the DEA and the Cartel - catching Catherine in a spider web of duplicity and deceit. How far will David go to bring down the cartel? If he succeeds in winning the widow's trust, would he be willing to risk her life - or his heart?
NOTE: Contains strong language and intense sexual situations.