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

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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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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 USA TODAY 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: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Sales rank: 10,012
  • File size: 2 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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"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 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.

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Fantastic series

    So many storylines surrounding nick and sam. Each character's life has plenty of story to tell and grow with.
    Love all of sams detectives and know that stahl will be responsible for something that goes down hard in this series. Be good if he had to work with sams team and possibly become a better person...
    Mrs. Force keep the stories coming. Thank you

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  • Posted July 30, 2014

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    Sam and Nick - DC's favorite couple. As they prepare to get marr

    Sam and Nick - DC's favorite couple. As they prepare to get married, Sam finds herself investigating yet another high profile murder case. When it comes to light that a Senator has been sleeping with a member of the cleaning crew - and she winds up dead - Sam knows there's more to the story than what first appears. Her gut rarely steers her wrong, and it's absolutely correct in this one. She finds herself investigating several political figures - some in very high places.




    But the murderer is convinced he's untouchable and begins to make threats against Sam. Meanwhile, Nick is trying to plan their wedding and keep Sam safe. To top it all off, Sam's ex-husband is back in the story causing problems again. Sam and Nick's relationship really seems kind of settled in this one, so Marie has introduced a new romance that is so incredibly sweet.




    Detective Gonzalez (Gonzo) has just found some incredibly exciting and scary news. He's afraid that it will tear his new relationship with Christine apart. But they are both amazing people and you just know they are meant to be together. It was a lot of fun to have this couple finding true love - even though their story wasn't the main event - it was prominent enough that it really stands out.




    *This book was received in exchange for an honest review - my copy included the novella, Fatal Destiny*




    Fatal Destiny -
    Nick and Sam's wedding is almost here, and Nick is determined that nothing will keep Sam from being able to make it. He refuses to let her work get in the way this time. I loved watching Sam's more girly side come out as she gets excited about she gushes over shoes and dresses.




    But Sam may have caught a break in the case of her father's shooting - and it will be hard to keep her focused on the wedding and not work. And the break is a very dangerous one. 




    I loved the wedding planner, Sam calls her Tinker Bell and now I can't remember what her real name was. Every time I picture her like a little pixie making magic happen. And that's just what she does for Sam and Nick. Their wedding comes together beautifully and there are quite a few very touching scenes spread out nicely throughout this fantastic novella.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

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    Amazing

    These books r sooo good. From the first book thru book five. I was addicted to them. Nick & Sam remind me of Eve & Roarke in the In Death Series fron JD Robb. The mysteries are enjoyable and the interactions are wonderful. I can't wait for book six. I hope Ms. Force keeps writing in this series.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Great Read

    Wonderful series keeps you in the story till the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Another good installment in the Fatal series. Love how Marie Force works all the different story lines together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Great read

    Have enjoyed the entire series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    I cant get enough of this series!

    I love nick and sam....this author is awesome... on to the next...the books in this series have been over 800 pages...the books will hook you from the start...

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Excellent read.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Great

    I love this series. Can't wait for next year to see what will happen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    I love all books in this series and this one is no different. Ju

    I love all books in this series and this one is no different. Just wanted mor romance between Sam and Nikki, there was too much work and little romance, still, great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Loved the series. Couldn't put them down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Great story

    Love this series

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Recommend

    Very interesting and edge of the seat. EXCEPT FOR THE EXPLICIT SEX, THAT ADDS NOTHING TO THE STORY. So ok they love each other and we know what people who love each other do. But gimme a break

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Absolutely loved it

    This is a definite must read.... i love this series!

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Must read

    I could not put this book down...it was indeed a good book....on book 4 right now,,,,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Highly recommend

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Loved it. Read all in the series

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    Posted March 17, 2013

     

     

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