Fatal Consequences (Fatal Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Politics can be murder…

Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple.

As Sam's investigation ...

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Fatal Consequences (Fatal Series #3)

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Overview

Politics can be murder…

Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple.

As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past…

Book 3 of the Fatal Series by New York Times bestselling author Marie Force

96,000 words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426895289
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Fatal Series, #3
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 7,255
  • File size: 491 KB

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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"I'll bet there was less red at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre," Lt. Sam Holland said as she stood in the doorway to the Fraternal Order of Police Hall and surveyed the scene before her.

"Wow." Senator Nick Cappuano took a long look around the big room. "Wow."

Sam's sister Tracy joined them. "Oh. My. God. Celia and her friends went freaking nuts with the hearts and flowers."

Every square inch of the large room was decorated with red flowers, balloons and streamers.

"I've seen murders that were less bloody than this reception," Sam said.

"It is her first wedding," Nick reminded them. "She has the right to go all out."

Sam wondered if he'd expect his first wedding to be as elaborate. She'd been there, done that and had no desire to do it again. But for him...Well, for him she'd do just about anything. However, she was drawing the line at hearts and flowers. She had a reputation to uphold.

"Holy shit," Sam's sister Angela said when she joined them. "Check out the ice sculpture. Jesus."

"Cupid, not Jesus," Nick said, smiling at the horror on the sisters' faces. "Be nice, you guys. Celia is so excited."

"I had no idea she had this in her." Sam battled her way through the streamers and balloon ribbons to get to the bar. She needed a drink, and she needed it now.

"You'd be well advised to keep her far, far away from your wedding," Tracy said.

"No kidding." Sam downed a glass of pinot grigio and gestured for another. "How much of this do you suppose Dad knew about?"

"None of it," Angela said, smirking.

"He's a smart man," Nick said, "so I'm sure he told her to do whatever she wanted."

"Is that what a smart man does?" Sam asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Not this smart man. If I did that, we'd end up with beer and peanuts at O'Leary's."

"And that would be bad how exactly?"

Nick bent to kiss her. "We can do better."

Before Sam could tell him she didn't want to do better than O'Leary's, they were interrupted by the arrival of the bride and groom. Sam couldn't deny that her father and his new wife radiated happiness. How could Sam begrudge the woman who had married her paralyzed father the reception of her dreams? Her own wedding, Sam vowed silently, would be as low-key as she could possibly make it. In fact, eloping was starting to look really good to her.

***

Dressed in red satin bridesmaid gowns, Celia's new stepdaughters stood faithfully by her side while she cut the heart-shaped red velvet cake and fed a piece to her groom. They endured the speeches and the toasts and smiled for no fewer than a thousand photographs. The ultimate insult, however, still awaited them.

"She can't make us," Tracy said when the DJ asked the sisters, their husbands and fiancé to come to the dance floor.

"Dad can make us," Angela said. "He still has that look. You know the one I mean."

"I've never wanted to be called to a murder scene more than I do right now," Sam said through gritted teeth.

"Ladies," Nick said with that charming smile he'd been using all day to manage them, "it's one dance, and then you're done."

"I know I speak for my sisters when I tell you to shut up and stop defending Valentine's Day Bridezilla," Sam said.

Nick laughed at the dismay on their faces as the first notes of Bette Midler's "The Rose" filled the room.

"I'm going to puke in my shoes," Angela muttered. Three-and-a-half months pregnant with her second child, she'd been green for weeks.

"Those are my Jimmy Choos," Sam reminded her, "and if you puke on them, I'll kill you."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2015

    Marie

    She has done it again non stop reading waiting for more

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2015

    Oh my goodness! Where do I start? This book was phenomenal! Mar

    Oh my goodness! Where do I start? This book was phenomenal! Marie Force is such a talented author and I love the Fatal Series. Sam and Nick are such interesting characters. This book had as much intrigue as the others in the series. In this one, we see more into the lives of some of the supporting characters. The emotion that flows through these books just grabs you and won't let go! From the first page of each of the books in this series, you have to read without putting it down! It just pulls you in! Loved this one and can't wait for more Sam and Nick!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2015

    LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! Can't wait for the next book:)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Awesome!!!!!

    Only disappointment is waiting a year for thr next 3 books...i absolutely love this series

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    ::::sigh:::: The romance of Sam & Nick kills this book. En

    ::::sigh:::: The romance of Sam & Nick kills this book. Enough with the raunchy sex talk and cheesy immature relationship problems. The character development is stalled. The mystery/crime/detective aspect seems second fiddle to the overly descriptive Harlequin-type romance stuff.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2015

    Let's see, how do I put this...it was great, a must read!

    I can't believe my luck in finding the Fatal Series! I read the first six books in a blink of an eye, because they were all there waiting for me, then seven came along pretty fast! And then I had to wait almost a year to read Fatal Scandal, but it was worth it! I think Nick and Sam would be enough to carry the book, but all the new characters and where their lives are leading them and how they are involved in Nick and Sams lives keeps you glued to the book. My only regret is that I have to wait to read the next book. I would like to just keep reading about the adventures of Nick and Sam on a daily basis.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Highly Recommended

    I love this series. Can't wait for the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2015

    Another excellent one

    What a story kept me riveted to the last word, now I have to wait for the next one. Finally found out the outcome of Scotty. Can't wait for the outcome of Avery, Skip the Dad and to see if Sam gets her one other wish to increase her family.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2015

    Another winner!

    I love this series and it just keeps getting better and better. Great book, looking forward to the next one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Love this series!

    I'm on the 4th in this series by Marie Force and I can't put them down. Reminds me of the J.D Robb In Death series. If you like murder mysteries with a good romantic storyline added, then you will love these!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2015

    Book 8 love it

    Marie Force did not disappoint with this book, all the great twist and turns you've come to expect and even a couple you didn't see coming. Really enjoyed the series can't wait for the next one ,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2015

    AWESOME!!!!

    Best books I've read in a long time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2015

    Wonderful Series

    I love all of Marie's books but the Fatal Series has been fantastic. I can't read them fast enough. What a wonderful couple Sam & Nick make. To have love like that. Wow!
    I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2015

    Great series

    I love all of her books. This is a great series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2015

    Can't go wrong with a Marie Force book

    Love this series, love this author, do yourself a favor and read all her books, I have!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2015

    A must read

    Waited for this book and it did not disappoint.This series is wonderful,makes you read and then reread all over again. Can t wait for the next book. In the meantime read all other books by Marie. You will be glad you did!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2015

    Another smash hit.

    Marie force did it again. I've read all of the series of Fatal.. And this one is is just another great read. With just enough romance and mystery that keeps you coming back fo more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Awesome series

    Just finished the 8th book in the series...can't sop reading them GREAT stories

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    Excellent series!

    Love this entire series, have read the series through twice and may have to go around again while I wait for the next books to come out

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    quick read

    On to the next.,.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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