Fatal Mistake

Fatal Mistake

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by Marie Force
     
 

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A critical error.
A Cinderella season cut short.
A star player murdered.

D.C. is recovering from angry riots after one player's mistake blew the D.C. Federals' chance at the World Series, and Lt. Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder's death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious

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A critical error.
A Cinderella season cut short.
A star player murdered.

D.C. is recovering from angry riots after one player's mistake blew the D.C. Federals' chance at the World Series, and Lt. Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder's death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate?

While Sam digs through clues, her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It's a distraction Nick can ill afford with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ball player he admired.

Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.

Book 6 of the Fatal series by New York Times bestselling author Marie Force

103,000 words

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426895647
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Series:
Fatal Series , #6
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
5,154
File size:
538 KB

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This, Nick Cappuano thought, is as good as it gets—a cool, crisp autumn night at the ballpark with all his favorite people and the hometown D.C. Federals cruising toward a spot in their first-ever World Series. Going into the top of the ninth inning, the Feds were up two to one with three outs standing between them and the big show.

"I can't believe this is really happening," Scotty said. The twelve-year-old vibrated with excitement.

"Don't get ahead of yourself." As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, Nick had learned to be realistic about these things. "We don't want to jinx them."

"All they need is three outs, and it's a done deal."

"Shhh," Nick said, cuffing the boy's chin and making him smile. He'd been living with them for two months now, the best two months of Nick's life. He and his wife Sam had filed formal adoption papers to make the boy an official member of the Cappuano family.

Speaking of the devil. His gorgeous wife made her way across the luxury skybox he'd collaborated with his close friend, retired Senator Graham O'Connor, to secure for the big game. With a water bottle in hand, Sam plopped down on Nick's lap, looping her arm around his shoulders.

"Having fun, babe?" Nick asked.

"So much fun. Freddie and Gonzo are already taking bets on the World Series."

"They shouldn't do that," Scotty said gravely. "Nick says they'll jinx the Feds."

"Can you even stand this?" Graham asked, grinning widely as he joined the Cappuanos. "It only took three seasons to make the World Series! And to think, last year, they were giving away tickets to fill seats."

"Tell him, Scotty," Nick said.

"You're going to jinx them."

Graham ruffled the boy's hair. "I'm liking our chances with Lind on the mound to close this thing out."

The Feds' lights-out closer, Rick Lind, was a big reason the team was sitting pretty in the top of the ninth inning in the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. The six-foot-six-inch pitcher's hundred-mile-an-hour fastball was a thing of pure beauty.

"If only the Sox had made it too, this would be even more exciting," Scotty said.

The Sox had flamed out of the pennant race in late September. "We have to take what we can get," Nick said.

Lind struck out the first two batters in the Giants' order with six sizzling fastballs the hitters never saw coming. Sam and Nick joined the rest of the ballpark by standing to cheer the home team.

"Holy cow," Scotty said, on his feet now that only three strikes stood between the Feds and the World Series. "This is the most exciting night of my entire life!" He paused, glanced at Nick and frowned.

"What?" Nick asked. The roar of the ballpark made it hard to hear, so he tipped his head closer to the boy.

"Your convention speech was way cooler and so was what happened afterward." That was the night Scotty told them that he'd like to live with them permanently, which ranked as one of the best moments in Nick's life—and Sam's.

Smiling, Nick slung an arm around Scotty. "This is pretty darned cool too. It's okay to push it into first place."

Scotty shook his head. "It's a close second to that night."

"I'll give you that."

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Meet the Author


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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Fatal Mistake (Fatal Series #6) 4.5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 92 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! just when you think Marie has given you the best with the characters, she creates another twist and turn and leaves you hanging and wishing the next book was out now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The fatal series and all of Marie's other series are quick reads because they are so well written. Marie needs to write faster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books! Hell, I love all Marie Force's books! I just wish she could put them out more quickly! I am still hoping for a Baby Cappuano.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic add to the Fatal series! This series just keeps the readers so engaged with the whodunits and the love between Sam and Nick that we all hope it never comes to an end. I love Sam's character, bad ass cop, I really don't want to see anything break her spirit. This series functions the way it does because of her career choice and I don't want that to change! I look forward to reading many more books in this series and seeing what other kinds of experimentation the sexy Cappuanos come up with....wink wink! ;0) SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This whole series is the absolute best read. I have so enjoyed the original 5 books and was thrilled to see a 6th book come out!!! I even sent Marie Force an email.
Koala63 More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I cannot wait until her next book comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed reading this series, can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again another winner. Another page turner. So hard to wait for the other books in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait til next book is released.
daisyDN More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!!!! This was another great book in the Fatal series which I love. The only thing I don't like is having to wait so long for the next book. I have read all of her series and can't wait for the next in the series.
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Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoying this series. The sexploits are a bit too much though. Kitt
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I really like this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable as the first five.
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Doesn't anyone find their every page lovey dovey scenes to be a little to obnoxious. I mean come on "gushing with pride my son this my son that, husband that, wife this and that " and so on. I mean really every other page was mush. I read all the previous and they were a little mushy, but this one, it's just constantly mushed down your throat. I have kids and I love them but come on, I don't carry on like they do in this book. Just nauseating.
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