Cold Hearted

Cold Hearted

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by Beverly Barton
     
 

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Trusting Her. . .

They all loved her. That was their mistake. Two husbands, her college fiancé, an influential boss--every man who gets close to Jordan Price is made to pay in blood. And the list is growing. . .

Could Be. . .

Hired by the Powell Agency to investigate Senator Dan Price's death, Rick Carson can see at

Overview

Trusting Her. . .

They all loved her. That was their mistake. Two husbands, her college fiancé, an influential boss--every man who gets close to Jordan Price is made to pay in blood. And the list is growing. . .

Could Be. . .

Hired by the Powell Agency to investigate Senator Dan Price's death, Rick Carson can see at once why people would believe Jordan Price incapable of cold-blooded murder. Slender, pale, and elegant, she stands by her late husband's graveside exuding sweet vulnerability. Only Rick notices that she never sheds a tear. And the deeper he delves into the string of deaths from which Jordan has profited handsomely, the more convinced Rick becomes that he is dealing with a callous, cunning, unstoppable killer. . .

The Last Thing You Ever Do. . .

The closer Rick gets to the chilling truth, the more dangerous this game of cat-and-mouse becomes. The targets are changing, and suddenly, nothing and no one is safe. If Jordan is as innocent as she claims, Rick may have placed her in a killer's cross hairs. And if she's guilty, he'll never live to regret it. . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Private investigator Rick Carson has been hired to find out who murdered Georgia Sen. Dan Price and finds himself falling for Price's trophy widow, Jordan, even though she's his prime suspect. Gorgeous, steely Jordan stands to inherit a substantial estate and has a history of losing husbands and boyfriends to questionable fatalities, and Price was killed with Jordan's gun. But a sizable cast of quirky hangers-on who rely upon Jordan for room and board complicate matters: any one of them could be responsible for not just the senator's death but also the string of corpses that litter Jordan's past. The more Rick investigates, the more certain he is that the woman he's in love with could be a coldhearted killer. His two minds drive some refreshing twists that leave readers guessing to the end and making the latest from suspense artist Barton a satisfying read. (Sept.)

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Library Journal
PI Rick Carson's instant attraction to the widow of a murdered senator complicates his investigation of the case. Campy, formulaic, and sometimes confusing, Barton's (www.beverlybarton.com) latest title—following The Murder Game (2008)—is intriguing nonetheless. A bit racier than the novels of Mary Higgins Clark, it falls in line with the work of Linda Howard and Tami Hoag. An excellent-quality production admirably performed by actress/voice-over artist Lisa York, especially considering the huge number of characters. [The Zebra Bks. hc, published in 2008, was a New York Times and USA Today best seller.—Ed.]—Nicole A. Cooke, Montclair State Univ. Lib., NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420108026
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
160,789
File size:
999 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author BEVERLY BARTON has written over fifty contemporary romance novels and created the popular Protectors series. She is a two-time Maggie Award winner, a two-time National Reader's Choice Award winner, and a recipient of the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Adventure.

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Cold Hearted 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
mahikahn More than 1 year ago
I figured out the murderer in the first third of the book and frankly I didn¿t care if Jordan ended up one of his/her victims.

Jordan was a cold, unfeeling woman with no real passion. She hadn¿t shed a tear in 12 years, even with the death of two husbands and the miscarriage of a child. Yet everyone looked on her as a saint, adored by all. Mother Teresa would pale in comparison.

How stupid can you be? Someone in her family of leeches and the weak willed living at ¿Price Manor¿ with her is murdering people; there is no one else that could be doing it. Yet she refuses to accept that any of them did, thereby putting herself and others in danger.

I don¿t know why Rick was attracted to her, she had no real personality or depth.

I rushed to finish this one as it was so boring and if I¿d heard one more thing about Robby Joe I¿d have run screaming from the room.

Beverly Barton¿s books are hit and miss with many more hits than misses so I doubt I will ever stop reading her.
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He nodded, taking in his new surroundings before stepping inside, turning to push the door open further for her.
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Eli stopped at the shop, opening the door. "Here we are."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I never would have guested the killer. Kept me on the edge of my seat.
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He whispers"help me!"
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Thats terrible!
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Yelps and gives shrewfang one last scratch
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jcushman0108 More than 1 year ago
JORDAN PRICE ANNOYED THE HECK OUT OF ME. I WAS ALMOST UNABLE TO FINISH THE BOOK BECAUSE OF HER CHARACTER. AROUND THE THIRD CHAPTER I KNEW WHO THE KILLER WAS AND READING THE REST OF THE BOOK WAS JUST A WASTE OF MY TIME. AVOID THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE STRONG, FIESTY FEMALE CHARACTERS LIKE I DO!
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