Arouse Suspicion

Arouse Suspicion

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by Maureen McKade
     
 

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When police officer Paddy Hawkins is found dead in his bedroom with a revolver in his hand and a note on the nightstand, all the evidence points to suicide. Case closed – except to one man, Ex-Army Ranger Nick Sirocco was the last person to hear from Paddy. And the message that Paddy left him didn’t sound like a man about to take his own life. To find

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When police officer Paddy Hawkins is found dead in his bedroom with a revolver in his hand and a note on the nightstand, all the evidence points to suicide. Case closed – except to one man, Ex-Army Ranger Nick Sirocco was the last person to hear from Paddy. And the message that Paddy left him didn’t sound like a man about to take his own life. To find out what happened to his friend, Nick will turn to the one woman he knows he can trust …

Ex-cop Danni Hawkings didn’t buy that her father was murdered – until she heard his final message. Now, with Nick’s help, she must uncover the tracks left behind by an elusive killer. She can’t afford to let herself get distracted by the attraction between her and Nick. But as their trail takes them deeper into the heart of corruption, Danni realizes the killer may be closer than she ever thought possible …

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016490465
Publisher:
Ten Talents Press
Publication date:
04/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
497,121
File size:
376 KB

Meet the Author

Maureen McKade has been making up stories since the moment she learned to read, write and string sentences together. Her first book, "Winter Hearts", published in 1997 was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's (RWA) Golden Heart contest, then a finalist in RWA's RITA for best first book. Since then, she's written thirteen more books and a short story for an anthology.

She taught middle school science for three years then held a variety of jobs--bookstore clerk, administrative assistant, customer service manager, department manager, and pharmacy technician--until she settling on writing. (Or, more aptly, until writing settled on her.)

Maureen and her husband, a retired Air Force officer, now live on 40 nature-filled acres in southwestern North Dakota with their two French Brittany Spaniels and three cats. Her eclectic list of leisure pursuits include long walks with hubby and their two dogs, reading, wildlife watching, golfing, bird hunting, and dallying in the kitchen.

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Arouse Suspicion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Churning out formula thrillers has paled for former ranger Nick Sirroco. He wanted to do something more adventurous, but he meant writing, not solving a murder. When an old friend, Paddy Hawkins apparently kills himself, going against all logic and belief, Nick is sure that it was murder, not suicide. Proving that and another apparent 'suicide' are both only apparent, but are actually murder forces him to work with Paddy's daughter, ex cop Danni Hawkins. Once she had a tremendous crush on Nick, the juvenille delinquent who took the attention she wanted from her father; so mingled with that faded love is equal resentment that both must now face as they battle time and a sinister criminal to prove the truth. ............... *** Suspense is layed with levels of psychological development that builds strong, believeable characters. The protagonists have been given an in depth past that forms the basis of the current situation and draws readers farther into the story, dually making them want to slowly explore as they race to an exciting conclusion. ***
harstan More than 1 year ago
Former Army Ranger turned writer Nick Sirocco meets with private investigator and former cop Danni Hawkins because he believes that that someone murdered her father and cleverly disguised it as a suicide. He says he was close with her dad Paddy who was helping him on a police procedural; Danni is jealous because her father never had time for her when boobs began to appear on her chest as he was to busy helping male teens in trouble. Nick admits he was one.......................... Nick persuades Danni to help him investigate who killed Paddy and why. The police believe Paddy took his own life because the evidence points overwhelmingly in that direction and insist the motive was his inability to accept retirement. As the duo works closely together, they fall in love, but someone believes they know something and not only trash their homes, but tries to kill the pair........................ AROUSE SUSPICION is an entertaining romantic suspense investigative tale that contains two wonderful protagonists whose conversations are amusing as each unsuccessfully tries to get the other to shut up when they are in their respective milieu. Readers will appreciate the tense story line as the duo struggles with their feelings for one another and for her father, a killer and the attitude of the police who believe case closed. Having Rick as an ex-Ranger makes him to conveniently capable, fans will appreciate the strong yet vulnerable heroine as she and her temporary new partner make inquiries into her father¿s death and a second so called suicide...................... Harriet Klausner