Drawn in Blood

Drawn in Blood

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by Andrea Kane
     
 

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In Drawn in Blood, the eagerly awaited sequel to her electrifying thriller Twisted, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane brings back the dynamic team of former federal agent Sloane Burbank and her lover, FBI Special Agent Derek Parker. An unrelentingly gripping page-turner, this masterwork of romantic suspense embroils a

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In Drawn in Blood, the eagerly awaited sequel to her electrifying thriller Twisted, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane brings back the dynamic team of former federal agent Sloane Burbank and her lover, FBI Special Agent Derek Parker. An unrelentingly gripping page-turner, this masterwork of romantic suspense embroils a richly drawn cast of characters in a nerve-shattering case of old crimes and new terrors—of secrets, passion, and lies—where the stakes are intensely personal and the lines separating friend and foe, protector and betrayer, are Drawn in Blood.

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Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Kane's disappointing sequel to Twisted (2008) pays more attention to the romantic growing pains between FBI agent Sloane Burbank and her hunky former FBI colleague, Derek Parker, than the crime at hand. Dragon Head, boss of a Chinese triad, is targeting Sloane's father, Matthew, and his circle of friends in a years-old revenge plot that hinges on a stolen painting. Derek and his task force are already on the Dragon Head's scent for stateside crimes when Sloane's parents' Manhattan apartment is burglarized. Matthew privately hires Sloane to protect him while keeping the past hidden from the Feds and Derek. Despite a few incidents early on, the heart-racing action is relegated to Sloane and Derek's bedroom—and when the two aren't amorously engaged, they're arguing about who's hiding what from whom. They're not hiding anything from the reader, though: Kane tells us too much up front, and little is left for the big reveal. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061936906
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Series:
Burbank and Parker , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
97,427
File size:
614 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea Kane's groundbreaking romantic thriller, Run for Your Life, became an instant New York Times bestseller, paving the way for a series of smash hits featuring NYPD detective-turned-private investigator Pete "Monty" Montgomery, and now her current series features the dynamic FBI team of Special Agents Sloane Burbank and Derek Parker. With a worldwide following and novels published in sixteen countries, Kane is also the bestselling author of fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is learning new ways to sharpen her firearms and investigative skills like a true FBI special agent. Between target practices, she is researching and writing her next supercharged romantic thriller.

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rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed seeing Sloan ( ex- FBI agent)and Derek Parker FBI agent again. Thier was a lot of research done for the book it seems. Got lost in the characters and story line. Sloane family has been targeted by a gang. Her mother tied up and beaten. later kidnapped. thier apartment was broken into. FBI has her dad investment art group interviewed about forgery painting they sold. everyone of the investment art group has major problems. Sloane is torn between her father and what secrets he has and Agent Derek the FBI what they want.
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GailCooke More than 1 year ago
For this reader top thriller writers don't waste any time - they rope you in and tie you up with the opening pages. Andrea Kane (Twisted) does this so well with DRAWN IN BLOOD you're hooked by page 2. Rosalyn Burbank is a mid fifties matron who lives with her retired art dealer husband, Matthew, in an apartment on New York's Upper East Side. She likes to leave work and arrive home before her husband to have a bit of time to unwind before he arrives. One evening she was surprised to find their door unlocked, and called to Matthew, "It's me. You forgot to close the door behind you again. No the smartest idea. One day, someone's going to... She never finished her sentence. Mathews later arrives home to find his wife brutally beaten, gagged and tied, and their apartment ransacked. She didn't see her attackers, only knows that they spoke in a Chinese dialect. Matthew knows more about that than he has told her. But he is compelled to tell his daughter, FBI Special Agent Sloane, when he realizes that his entire family is in jeopardy. Sloane has recently resumed her relationship with fellow agent Derek Parker. (Repeated consummations of their passion for each other are both wild and frequent). In fact, they've moved in together and have vowed to let nothing separate them again. However, Sloane has promised her father that she will tell Derek nothing about his confidence to her, yet she well knows she needs Derek's help. Seems the threats to Matthew and several of his longtime friends are coming from Dragon Head, a malevolent Chinese crime boss. It's payback time for an almost 15 year old supposed offense. In parallel goings on museums across the world are being looted - their treasures stolen and dead guards left behind. Kane interlaces all of these activities nicely with special emphasis on the FBI's Art Crime Team. If you like your crime spiced with coupling, Drawn In Blood is for you. - Gail Cooke
dogdocdad More than 1 year ago
Just finished Drawn in Blood. It was SOOOOOOO GOOD!! There is so much I loved about it..I wish there was some support group I could converse with about all the little details. As before, I am amazed at Andrea's ability to write dialog that flows so well. I feel like I'm listening to the characters rather than reading. When she was describing Xiao Long's imagining killing his victims (pg 227)..I was thinking.."wow..I'm afraid right now." Or when Ben and Wallace had their confrontation and eventually mutual forgiveness (pg 304-5), I literally had tears in my eyes. The story was so tight, the pacing was fantastic. My heart was racing as the story was accelerating towards its finish. Then there's Sloane and Derek.....I am totally and completely happy and satisfied...I love happy endings. I sincerely think, of the books of Andrea Kane's that I have read, which I believe were her last three...this was by far the best..I loved them all. Great job! Paul Sedlacek Rockaway, NJ
Brionglaid More than 1 year ago
From the first page to the last, I was completely captivated by the story. I felt Sloane's conflict about telling Derek and I felt Derek's frustration at not being able to protect Sloane. When I first read about Derek and Sloane in Twisted, I loved their story and I hoped when Twisted was over that there would be more to tell. And I find myself in the same position now, I hope there is more Sloane and Derek (or at least C-6) to come.
harstan More than 1 year ago
A decade ago, Matthew Burbank and his business partners witnessed the murder of Cai Wen, a crime that has come back to haunt him and his family. The FBI Special Agent Williams has questioned Matthew and his partners who tell little out of fear for their loved ones. The chief of a Chinese triad, Dragon Head, has a long memory and feels the time to kill the witnesses and their family is now. They assault Matthew's wife Rosalyn in their apartment and leave behind a fortune cookie note threatening retribution if he fails to remain silent. At the same time, Mathew's daughter Sloane's former partner and current lover FBI Special Agent Derek Parker leads inquiries into Dragon Head and his cohorts. Following the Burbank apartment "robbery" in which nothing except their mental solace is taken, Matthew asks his daughter for help. She pleads with him to let her bring Derek in on their situation, but he says no fearing for his wife and daughter. Thus he places Sloane in the awkward situation of concealing what she knows about Dragon Head and his associates from her lover who also hides information from her. The first third of this fast-paced FBI romantic suspense sequel (see TWISTED) focuses on Matthew and Rosalyn, but smoothly switches leads to Sloane and Derek. The story line is action-packed and the spin of who stars is logical and never decelerates the speed of the enjoyable story line. The audience knows just about all during the parents' lead which takes away somewhat from the suspense; much of what happens to the younger pair is ironically caused by each hiding instead of sharing information. Fans will enjoy their trysts in between their bickering over trust and who is concealing more though the investigation takes a somewhat back seat to the relationship. Harriet Klausner