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The Voice of the Goddess

Published by Questpath Publishing
Hardcover $25.95
ISBN 0-930926-26-9
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An epic story of devotion, betrayal, pride, grandeur, and the enduring power of love. Leesandra of Keftiu is born on Crete into a society devoted to the worship of the Great Goddess. From youth we follow her and the man who will become her lover, Alektrion of Kalliste, until they enter into the final struggle to preserve their peace-loving way of life from the brutal encroachment of mainland foes bent on their subjugation. Into this primal mix of passion and war is added the historical 1628 BCE volcanic explosion of the nearby island of Santorini (Thera), a staggering natural catastrophe.

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The Amazon and The Warrior

Published by TOR Books
May 2004
Paperback $7.95 (US)
$10.95 (CAN)
ISBN 0-765-34936-1
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Not all the heroes of ancient mythology were men.

For eight years, the besieged city of Troy withstood the relentless might of the Greek invaders. But now the dread Achilles, mightiest of the Greek warriors, seeks to conquer the fabled realm of the Amazons as well. But one woman stands between him and his ruthless ambition to conquer her homeland.

Penthesilea, Warrior Queen of the Amazons, watched her mother die upon Achilles' sword. A fiery, red-haired tigress of tremendous passion and courage, Pentha vows to take revenge on the legendary Greek champion, even if it means leading an army in defense of imperiled Troy.

Her lover, Damonides, does not share her eagerness for battle. Once a formidable warrior in his own right, he long ago put away the sword. Now he yearns only to live in peace with the beautiful and ardent Amazon Queen. But can he stand idly by while the woman he loves risks everything for the sake of her people?

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Code Name: Dove

Published by Silhouette Books
July 2004
Paperback $4.50 (US)
$ 5.25 (CAN)
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"Get Close to Him by Any Means Necessary"

Seduction was a weapon CIA Special Agent Nova Blair had never resorted to before. After a tragic childhood, she'd dedicated herself to ridding the world of criminals, not entertaining their wildest fantasies. It didn't matter that her target was extraordinarily handsome and charming. What did matter was the he was a suspected terrorist using mind-control drugs, and millions of innocent lives were at stake. Her CIA boss says time is running out. World governments are already on their knees. Failure isn't an option-but is sleeping with the enemy?

Romantic Times Bookclub rates "Code Name: Dove" as "fantastic"

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Iron Dove bookcover
Iron Dove

Published by Silhouette Books

ISBN#: 0373513798
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"It's simple.  She succeeds or millions die."

They called her the Dove - her gentle beauty concealing a will of iron.  But agent Nova Blair never wanted to return to the world of spying.  She'd started a new life ... until her former partner came to her with a mission she couldn't refuse.  Terrorists had threatened to release a deadly strain of the Ebola virus that could wreak global devastation.  Going back to the shadowy, seductive life of an international spy was the price she would pay to save millions of live - but could Nova save her soul, too?

Reviews for Iron Dove

"Judith Leon has scored a hit with IRON DOVE.  The tale is so gripping it will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Nova is a strong woman who does what's right—even if she doesn't want to.  Joe is the hero we could all fall in love with."

-Alexandra Kay, RT Book Club

"Former CIA agent Nova "Dove" Blair is finished with the world of espionage vowing never to return as she fears her soul is rotting from what she has done. Anyone who knows her iron will believe this tough lady. However, the CIA needs her for a job in which the lives of millions are at stake. Unable to say no with so many innocent lives in the balance, Dove agrees to perform one last task though she fears she will not mentally recover from the ugly realm of the spy world.

Her assignment is to stop an unknown terrorist from releasing Ebola in Italy. Agent Joe Cardone is assigned to work with Dove. As the pair work diligently to stop this man-made disaster, they fall in love, but the clock runs out on the duo.

IRON DOVE is a tense espionage thriller starring two dedicated champions with the heroine reluctantly returning to the battlefields that have wrecked her emotionally and the hero her lifeline to sanity. The romance augments their relationship, but serves as a backdrop to an action- packed thriller that accelerates as time ticks away and the inevitable pandemic devastation seems imminent. Judith Leon writes a one sitting thriller."

- Harriet Klausner, The Best

"Hang on tight, because IRON DOVE is non-stop action from page one.  For Nova Blair, moving from tree to tree on rope bridges suspended one hundred and fifty feet high in the Costa Rican jungle canopy is just another day in her life as a high adventure travel guide.  But when CIA agent Joe Cardone arrives in Costa Rica asking for her help one last time, Nova knows she has no choice.

Servizio per le Informazioni e la Securezza Militaire (SISMI), the Italian intelligence agency, has learned that terrorists have made a deal to obtain a strain of the Ebola virus—a strain that has been mutated so that a person would be able to carry it without showing symptoms for a while, as well as being an air-borne virus (not needing physical contact to spread it)—and the implications are terrifying.  It will be up to Nova and Joe to find the people in possession of the virus before it is released, putting the Italian public—and the world—at risk.

Nova and Joe have worked together before, as readers of CODE NAME: DOVE may remember, and along with a history, the two share an unexplored attraction. From the steamy Costa Rican jungle to Italy's beautiful Amalfi coast, they will have a chance to get to know each other while searching for the terrorists.

With its interesting characters and a riveting plot sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats, IRON DOVE is not to be missed."

- Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today

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Captive Dove bookcover
Captive Dove

Published by Silhouette Books

ISBN-13 978-0-373-51425-0
ISBN-10 0-373-51425-5
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"Nova Blair—code name, Dove—is known as the ultimate, tough-as-nails agent who always gets her man. So when ten prominent American tourists are kidnapped in Brazil, Nova launches into a race against time to rescue the innocents and uncover the identity of their sociopathic captor and the criminal mind behind him, someone at the highest levels of the U.S. government who is bent on subverting the U.S. Supreme Court. Her mission hits a snag, though, when the CIA assigns a fellow agent to the case—Joseph Cardone. He's the man Nova loved but walked away from. Nova and Joe must put their fiery standoff aside if they are to save the tourists and uncover the high level traitor. And this time the cost of Nova's success may be Joe's life."

Reviews for Captive Dove

"CAPTIVE DOVE is a exciting romantic suspense that leaves you breathless, the description of Brazil and the rain forest are amazing, I felt I was there.  The action starts on the first page and goes to the last, and the attraction between Joe and Nova is hot.  This is my first Judith Leon book, it will not be my last. CAPTIVE DOVE is a page turner you won't want to miss."

- Gloria Behres,

"Nova Blair is back for her third adventure in CAPTIVE DOVE.  What should be a simple hostage rescue is actually much more complex, and it's up to Nova and Joe to fix it.  With its focus on the time-sensitive retrieval of the hostages and the fact that most of the players, good and bad, are known to the reader, CAPTIVE DOVE is more suspense than mystery, and a non-stop adventure.  Whether you've read the earlier books (CODE NAME: DOVE and IRON DOVE) or not, CAPTIVE DOVE is a book that I highly recommend."

- Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today

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