Fatal Affair (Fatal Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview


Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career?and her confidence?after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight ...

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Fatal Affair (Fatal Series #1)

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Overview


Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.

Book 1 of the Fatal Series by USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force

97,000 words


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426890260
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Fatal Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 9,579
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Marie Force

With more than 2 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Treading Water Series and Green Mountain Series.

Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor/. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.


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The smell hit him first.

"Ugh, what the hell is that?" Nick Cappuano dropped his keys into his coat pocket and stepped into the spacious, well-appointed Watergate apartment that his boss, Senator John O'Connor, had inherited from his father.

"Senator!" Nick tried to identify the foul metallic odor.

Making his way through the living room, he noticed parts and pieces of the suit John wore yesterday strewn over sofas and chairs, laying a path to the bedroom. He had called the night before to check in with Nick after a dinner meeting with Virginia's Democratic Party leadership, and said he was on his way home. Nick had reminded his thirty-six-year-old boss to set his alarm.

"Senator?" John hated when Nick called him that when they were alone, but Nick insisted the people in John's life afford him the respect of his title.

The odd stench permeating the apartment caused a tingle of anxiety to register on the back of Nick's neck. "John?"

He stepped into the bedroom and gasped. Drenched in blood, John sat up in bed, his eyes open but vacant. A knife spiked through his neck held him in place against the headboard. His hands rested in a pool of blood in his lap.

Gagging, the last thing Nick noticed before he bolted to the bathroom to vomit was that something was hanging out of John's mouth.

Once the violent retching finally stopped, Nick stood up on shaky legs, wiped his mouth with the back of his hand, and rested against the vanity, waiting to see if there would be more. His cell phone rang. When he didn't take the call, his pager vibrated. Nick couldn't find the wherewithal to answer, to say the words that would change everything. The senator is dead. John's been murdered. He wanted to go back to when he was still in his car, fuming and under the assumption that his biggest problem that day would be what to do about the man-child he worked for who had once again slept through his alarm.

Thoughts of John, dating back to their first meeting in a history class at Harvard freshman year, flashed through Nick's mind, hundreds of snippets spanning a nearly twenty-year friendship. As if to convince himself that his eyes had not deceived him, he leaned forward to glance into the bedroom, wincing at the sight of his best friend—the brother of his heart—stabbed through the neck and covered with blood.

Nick's eyes burned with tears, but he refused to give in to them. Not now. Later maybe, but not now. His phone rang again. This time he reached for it and saw it was Christina, his deputy chief of staff, but didn't take the call. Instead, he dialed 911.

Taking a deep breath to calm his racing heart and making a supreme effort to keep the hysteria out of his voice, he said, "I need to report a murder." He gave the address and stumbled into the living room to wait for the police, all the while trying to get his head around the image of his dead friend, a visual he already knew would haunt him forever.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Dreadful!

    This could have been a great book. The plot was promising, but the main characters have no self control. Much of the book was spent describing sexual encounters between the two. A few of those would have been enough. Instead the plot lurches along--sort of, "Oh look what happened. Let's go back to bed." I could have loved this book if more attention was payed to plot.

    23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Read this in one sitting.

    Rarely do I put life on hold to read an entire book in one sitting ,this was thatone of those books. An egaging plot and well written charactures kept me turning pages. Just as I thouht I had figured out "who done it" there was another twist. Tomorrow I will purchase the next in the series and HOPE I have the will power to put it down long enough to accomplish my work for the day!

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Great book

    This was so well wrtten and I love a book that keeps me
    guessing right to the end. I amlooking forward to reading the next book in this series.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Total enjoyment....but!

    Can't help but draw parallels with Lt. Dallas, NYPSD, and her megarich Rourke, from J.D. Robbs series. These books are totally enjoyable, also. Great interaction between all the characters, and different enough from the J.D.Robb characters. However, the detailed, lurid sex scenes are a bit over the top, in my opinion.....almost takes the stories into the trash novel catagory. Just my humble opinion.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Great book!

    I got hooked on the whole series. Maire Force has quickly become one of my favorite authors!

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    Lovely Read

    This was an enjoyable read with characters that I want to learn more about. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Not bad, but not good

    If you can't figure this book out in 5 minutes, then you are a dummy. Can't they write a book without pushing in some sex?

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Very good

    When I saw this was over 700 pages long, I figured it would be boring, but was I ever wrong! I cant wait to get the second part.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Fantastic novel

    Loved the characters and plot. Cannot wait to read the next book. :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Pretty good

    I liked the book, it was a quick read. But the characters are very very similar to the ones in Nora Robert's "In Death" series. I still like it well enough to continue with the series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Great!

    This book had me from the first page! I am looking forward to the next one.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Great Book!

    I recommend reading the entire series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Well done

    Similar to the In Death series by JD Robb but set in the present and in Washington. Enjoyable story which keeps you guessing all the way until the end. Characters are likeable

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    High recommended

    Loved it read the series !!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    amazing!

    This book was not only an easy read, but i loved the legnth of it. i am an avid reader and love a book that can go into such detail! i love murder/mystery!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Absolutely awesome

    I love this book and want to read the rest of the series. Thanks marie force for a great book and series that i love so much!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    The bomb

    This is one of the best series of books i have read in a while.definently a must read set. Love and romance with a lot if action all mixed inbetween.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013



    Nmb.m

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't wait to get the 2nd. It is a great suspense with a little romance worked in. I have now read all 5 in the seriesand I wish a 6th would be coming in the near future. A great read!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    I enjoyed this first book of this series

    I enjoyed the first book of the series and have purchased a few more to see how the story continues.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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