Once he'd been known as Henri Everard, the fastest pickpocket in Nice. But the ensuing years had turned him into all-American Nick Jensen–aka Lightning–acting director of the Omega Agency. His most pressing assignment at the moment: heading to France to find out who was trying to kill him. And in that noble task he was assisted by Mackenzie Blair, Omega's communications director. This woman had gotten under his skin lately–and was turning even this assignment into a pleasure trip. But first things first. No use planning for the future until he was sure he had one….