Victor "Skeet" Thompson lived his life according to the codes he bound himself to. As a navy SEAL, the vow to humbly serve as a guardian was embedded in his DNA. When he joined the FBI, he dedicated himself to fidelity, bravery, and integrity. He was a man in service; to the team, to the job, and to those who needed his help. But he mostly believed he was a man serving his family in the best way he knew how. But what happens to his code when the illusion of that idealistic dream crumbles around him?
Alexandria "Ghost" Snyder isn't like other women. When her friends played bridal dress-up with baby dolls, she plotted paintball strategies and played interactive sniper games on her computer. She was fourteen when her father put a rifle in her hand, and her destiny was clear. She was a good shot before she joined the Marines but found her center as a skilled sniper. Now that she was back home, nothing was what she thought it would be. No matter how she tried to acclimate to civilian life, she was lost. No. Not lost. She was worse than that. She was unnecessary.
When Skeet's marriage falls apart. Over the phone. Via text. He starts a new life in a new city. As a single parent, he wants to do the best he can for his kids. And when he can't deny his feelings for Alex, things really get complicated. Can he risk his heart and take another chance on love? For a woman like Alex, he's sure as hell going to try.
Alex never dreamed of true love. Or marriage. Or kids. Until she meets Skeet. And all the things she never thought she wanted seemed to come with this sexy single dad, including an angry 10-year-old boy and a precocious 6-year-old girl. And suddenly, she can't see her life without them. But can she take a chance on this new life? For a man like Skeet, she's sure as hell going to try.
Codename Raike is intended for a mature audience over eighteen due to language, sexual situations, and depictions of trauma.