White Heat by Brenda Novak
"The first book in a new back-to-back trilogy. A religious cult has moved into what was once an Arizona ghost town, and their actions are cause for concern. One woman who escapes from their compound is nearly stoned to death, and another has gone missing altogether. Original. A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet--and in the bed--of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They've already tried to murder one woman and they're implicated in the disappearance of another.Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It's a challenge he welcomes--until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop will be going undercover "with" him. Thanks to their shared history, he'd much rather go alone....The problem is, only married couples can participate in cult rituals. So, like it or not--and they don't--Rachel and Nate must pretend to be husband and wife.There's no choice. Because if Wycliff "isn't" exposed, if he "isn't" stopped, more people will die. And Rachel might be one of them."
I am really looking forward to more books!!! I couldn't put this book down. Sneaking a peek here and there, every chance I had to read the next line. Interesting how the author used so many normal everyday stuff. Well, maybe not normal to normal people... but stuff we have heard about and used it to develop the characters. Awesome Read!!!