Elusive Promise - Barbara Freethy

Elusive Promise

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2018-12-26
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 281 Ratings


"Elusive Promise is a thrilling tale of dangerous love, heart-stopping action and haunting mind games" Isha C. - Goodreads

When tragedy strikes an engagement party, Special Agent Parisa Maxwell becomes the sole survivor and the only witness to a kidnapping and the theft of a legendary diamond. With her friend now missing, Parisa makes a promise to save the other woman, no matter the cost.

Jared MacIntyre's entire life is a carefully cultivated set of lies. He wasn't looking for the beautiful brunette when he ventured into the private rooms at the consulate, but he couldn't ignore the woman fighting for her life. Now their lives are inexplicably intertwined. The kidnapping and theft may be part of a bigger, deadlier plot—one that he's on a mission to stop before someone else he loves ends up dead. 

Two strangers, each with their own secrets. Two strangers who never expected to find love amidst the danger. Two strangers who will have to take the ultimate risk: trust each other—or lose everything. 

Don't miss this thrilling, chilling, tale of espionage, foreign terrorism and kidnapping from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy. 

Note: THE FBI SERIES takes readers on thrilling, romantic, and suspenseful adventures! While an overarching mystery plays out over the first five novels, every story stands completely on its own and there are no cliffhangers! The books feature complex and exciting storylines ranging from kidnapping to organized crime, terrorism, and espionage. Personal stories often play out against a bigger, broader storyline, and surprising twists will keep you up all night. Start reading today!

Also Available in the OFF THE GRID: FBI SERIES
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5 
Ruthless Cross #6
Critical Doubt #7
Fearless Pursuit #8
Daring Deception #9
Risky Bargain #10
Perfect Target #11
Fatal Betrayal #12

What the readers are saying…

"ELUSIVE PROMISE is a fast paced read which has so many twists to it you don't want to put the book down until you know who took Jasmine, who wants to kill Parisa, and who Jared really is. Once again Barbara Freethy does not disappoint her readers and leaves you counting the days to the next FBI Off the Grid 5th book." Patricia – Goodreads

"Wonderfully intense, breath-catching action, Barbara Freethy keeps getting better and better." R.J. – Goodreads on ELUSIVE PROMISE

"Ms Freethy is a genius when it comes to character development, and these two were perfectly imperfect and as a reader you just fall in love with them. Can’t wait for the next book!" Claire – Goodreads on ELUSIVE PROMISE 

"Grab a drink, find a comfortable reading nook, and get immersed in this fast paced, realistic, romantic thriller! 5 STARS!" Perrin – Goodreads on ELUSIVE PROMISE

"For me a good romantic suspense book needs a good story, strong characters, honest dialogue, chemistry between the hero and heroine and believable suspense. Elusive Promise checks off all the boxes for me. Thank you Barbara Freethy for another great read!" Trude - Goodreads


  • Elusive Promise

    By avidreader4ever
    Good book. Kept my interest with plot twists but a little hard to keep up with all the characters and that’s why I gave it four stars.
  • Another great one!

    By IAGram
    Elusive Promise by Barbara Freethy is the latest installment in her off the grid series. It stands up to the other books in the series and keeps the reader guessing as to whom the bad guys really are. Great characters with backstories that are reveled slowly to keep the reader and the the other characters guessing. Loved the plot and how Parisa rolled with the punches. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Suspense, Romance, International Intrigue

    By Mpomper514
    Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver. Elusive Promise is Book 4 in the FBI Off the Grid series. Each and every book can be read as stand alones, but highly recommend you start with book 1. The series revolves around 5 FBI agents who develop a friendship while training at Quantico. In this 4th book, Parisa is invited to an engagement party for a friend from her past, only to witness her friend being kidnapped. When Jarad saves Parisa, she can’t help but question who he is. The quest begins for Parisa to try to find Jasmine before it’s too late, while Jarad is in search for the killer of his partner. Definitely a strong chemistry between them, and I loved how each one finds in the other exactly what they need. Be ready for the many twists and turns as you follow Parisa and Jarad’s quest to find Jasmine as well as seek out a terrorist group, all this while trying to elude a group trying to get Parisa. Be warned - You won’t want to put this down once you pick it up!
  • Elusive Promise

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Elusive Promise is book 4 in the Off The Grid FBI series by Barbara Freethy filled with suspense, intrigue,twists, turns and the edge of your seat reading. FBI agent Parisa Maxwell is attending an engagement party as a friend not undercover for her childhood friend Jasmine, who asks to speak to her privately they slip out and go to Jasmine’s room on the the third floor of the consulate but the unthinkable happens...Jasmine is kidnapped and Parisa is left for dead from a deadly toxin the was piped thru the ventilation...that is until Jared shows up and helps her to safely before disappearing... CIA Agent Jared MacIntrye is attending the engagement party incognito while looking for the person or persons of interest which are working for a terrorist group that killed his partner in Paris and now they are in the US. When the person of interest disappears he follows only to end up on the third floor and discovers Parisa, so he quickly gets her to fresh air and disappears. Now it seems that the kidnapping and Paris are connected. Can Parisa and Jared team up, reveal their true identities, find Jasmine before its to late and stop the terrorist group or will it blow up in their faces???
  • Another Great FBI Book!

    By cmatinale
    This is the 4th book in the series and what a great book! If you want action, twists and turns, love and romance, this book is for you! I couldn’t put it down! The chemistry between us he characters is wonderful! I love Ryan and Parisa’s story! Looking forward to the next book in the series! I just love Barbara Freethy’s books!
  • Excellent

    By ledoss
    Another excellent read in this fast moving series. Friendships are tested, with the question “who is the ultimate villain” as all these books are tied together by one tragic incident. Will all questions be answered in the next final book? It makes me wonder if all the previous characters will be included in the wrap up of this series. Now we anticipate the next. Good read.

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    ELUSIVE. PROMISE. Barbara Freethy Parisa now at thirty one, surprised to get an invite from consulate general for his daughter Jasmine engagement party. Years ago classmates and friends, but hadn’t kept in touch. Being with the FBI for four years,seems everything was at breakneck speed, little time for anything else. Seeing the happy couple, her ring was dazzling, but said it had a curse on it. Talking with her later as Jasmine expresses if she was giving up what she was to be a part of him, and what he wanted. Both sister were excited that Parisa had reached out to them, to come that night which she hadn’t. A smell and Jasmine collapsed, a door opened, the two men had on the wrong type of shoes. Jared rescued her, and again at a safe house. What Jared and Parisa are saying is partially true to one another. The bottom line there was a connection between them, and an innate truth, to find Jasmine. Plot unfolds as though you are there, which draws you into the story. It was a set up to get Parisa there, but why. I love Jared and Parisa working together. A superb plot, mystery and romance, which doesn’t stop till the end. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
  • Attention getter from beginning to end.

    By Grinandstampit
    Elusive Promise is cryptic and mysterious from the first word to the last. Parisa Maxwell is taking time off from her busy job as an FBI agent so heads to New York. Parisa attends a party for an old friend but events happen at the party that keep Parisa doing her job off the grid. She is rescued twice by a stranger she comes to know as Jared MacIntyre. Sparks fly in multiple ways as they work together. Barbara Freethy is a master at integrating romance and mystery. While the immediate mystery may be solved she leaves us wanting more. 5 stars for Elusive Promise.
  • Another great FBI Series book!

    By LoveDachshunds
    Elusive Promise has a fast-moving plot with suspense and romance. I enjoyed the book from the first page. Parisa and Jared had great chemistry and an intriguing storyline. There were twists and turns I didn’t see coming making it hard to put down. I definitely recommend this book. I like that the books in the FBI series can be stand-alone, but the characters are interwoven through the series. I’m looking forward to the next book in Barbara Freethy’s FBI series!
  • Fantastic Series

    By Moosech
    So, just when you think this series can’t get any better, Barbara Freethy proves you wrong. I absolutely loved this book. This is such a page turner, I couldn’t put it down. I loved the flow of this story. I highly recommend this book and the whole series, FBI: Off the Grid, I promise you will be hooked. Thanks Barbara Freethy for yet another masterpiece.