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Dangerous Refuge: A Novel

Dangerous Refuge: A Novel

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Murder and mystery spark unexpected romance in this captivating new tale from the beloved New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell

On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner. He's a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. She's working for an

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Murder and mystery spark unexpected romance in this captivating new tale from the beloved New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell

On the surface Shaye Townsend has little in common with Tanner. He's a hard-edged big city cop come home to the historic Davis family ranch to settle his uncle's estate. She's working for an environmental conservancy that acquires and protects old ranches—and she wants to preserve the Davis homestead.

When the suspicious death of Tanner's uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together, tempers flare and sparks fly. While they have trouble seeing eye to eye, Shaye and Tanner agree on one thing: They need to uncover the truth.

Combining their unique skills—Shaye's low-key approach and local connections and Tanner's experience as a homicide detective—the unlikely pair share long nights in the pursuit of justice. Before they know it, the friction they generate turns to heat, igniting a love neither ever expected to find.

They believe passion this intense cannot last. But when Shaye becomes a killer's target, Tanner realizes he'd give up anything to protect her—including his life.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Los Angeles homicide detective Tanner Davis returns to rustic Refuge, NV, on the eastern slopes of the Sierras, when his 86-year-old uncle Lorne is found dead on his ranch. Tanner assumes Lorne died of natural causes, but when complications regarding Lorne's will arise and his bequest to the National Ranch Conservancy is called into question, the situation changes. Soon Tanner and conservancy rep Shaye Townsend are thrown together as they try to sort things out—and Lorne's suspicious death is foremost on their minds. VERDICT Smart, realistic characters, a beautifully described setting, a cultural/economic issue that deserves to be highlighted, and an intriguing puzzle meld into a riveting mystery that won't disappoint. Lowell (Death Echo) lives in the Sierra Nevadas.
USA Today
“You know when you pick up an Elizabeth Lowell book, you’re going to get strong characters, a vivid setting and a thrilling story.”
Johanna Lindsey
“Elizabeth Lowell is great!”
Jayne Ann Krentz
“This author delivers pure, undiluted excitement.”
Booklist
“Romantic suspense at its best.”
Amanda Quick
“A law unto herself in the world of romance.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062132758
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/09/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
28,626
File size:
696 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has more than eighty titles published to date with over twenty-four million copies of her books in print. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, with whom she writes novels under a pseudonym. Her favorite activity is exploring the Western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 5, 1944
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:
B. A., University of California, 1966

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Dangerous Refuge 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a little disappointed in this book. It seemed like the sex scenes were on every other psge instead of developing the characters and plot. I so enjoyed other books by this author because of the research. When I finished the book I felt like I had learned a lot about a new subject, such as her books regarding the diamond trade, rubies, jade, amber, etc. The only thing I learned from this one was that the two maincharacters had an instant and extremely active sex life.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Shaye Townsend has come to love the Nevada landscape. Working for the Conservatory, saving historical homesteads and farm land, she gets to save the treasures she loves. Shaye has even come to care for many of these rural farmers as well as their farms. Tanner Davis is called away from his LA Detective duties to his uncle’s farm. His uncle has died and there is problems with his uncles will. Tanner quickly discovers that his uncles untimely death and the circumstances surrounding how he was found doesn’t add up.  Shaye and Tanner join forces to discover what truly happened on the Davis farm that fateful night. The fiery attraction between Shaye and Tanner grow during their investigation. The more they discover the more danger they encounter. Some people would do anything for money, including kill.  Elizabeth Lowell captivates us with her vibrant writing and strong and relatable characters. I really enjoyed Dangerous Refuge, it was an extremely engaging murder mystery with a strong a passionate romance.  This ARC copy of Dangerous Refuge was given to me by Avon - William Morrow. Publication Date April 30, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book. about 300 pages and it kept me interested all the way thru! Lowell is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's been awhile since I've read an Elizabeth Lowell book. This was a really great book. The book held my attention. I was trying to decide who killed Lorne at the start of the book. Just a great book to read.
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Shortstride More than 1 year ago
Good read
themerrywindchime More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Lowell's books have given me a lot of pleasure over the years. I usually buy a book if it has her name on it. I enjoyed <b>Dangerous Refuge</b> too. It provides a good plot and interesting characters.
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If you like a good suspense this is the book for you. Loved this book.
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Highly recommend...
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When I read a book that has me setting aside those things I ought to be doing and reading instead, I have a good read and an excuse to feel naughty. Hate to finish because I want more.
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TIRED OF ALL THE FRIGGIN KIDDIES AND THEIR CHATS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Elizabeth Lowell comes through with a book you just can't put down. She makes the reader feel as much a part of the story as the characters themselves. One of my favorite authors.