Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
© 2011 Kris Katzen
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As she moved along the bare wood-paneled corridor, Nikki Sage worried that her target had slipped past her. Yes, she could always track him down on board Star Queen—the interstellar luxury liner wasn't that big, after all—but she preferred meeting him sooner. The more time she had to steal back her family's heirloom, the better.
For the hundredth time, she scanned the queue of people behind her and searched for the elderly gentleman in possession of her prize. Nikki's gaze alighted on a tall blond with broad shoulders, a slim waist, and plenty of strapping muscles. He had a touch of strawberry in his wavy hair, a lock of which fell persistently in his twinkling green eyes without diminishing the radiant smile he currently directed at someone moving beside him in the line.