She's smart, beautiful, and she doesn't need a man to look after her. But sports agent Myron Bolitar has come into her lifeyes'>#8212;big time. Now Myron's next move may be his lastyes'>#8212;Brenda Slaughter is no damsel in distress. Myron Bolitar is no bodyguard. But Myron has agreed to protect the bright, strong, beautiful basketball star. And he's about to find out if he's man enough to unravel the tragic riddle of her life.Twenty years before, Brenda's mother deserted her. And just as Brenda is making it to the top of the women's pro basketball world, her father disappears too. A bigtime New York sports agent with a foundering love life, Myron has a professional interest in Brenda. Then a personal one. But between them isn't just the difference in their backgrounds or the color of their skin. Between them is a chasm of corruption and lies, a vicious young mafioso on the make, and one secret that some people are dying to keepyes'>#8212;and others are killing to protect....From the Paperback edition.