Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis: An "Off-the-Books" Mystery #1 [NOOK Book]

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FBI Agent Henry Hartman is a big, fat liar -- a master of deception, who weaves wild tales and creates illusions to fool the bad guys. No one knows this better than Sydney Stansfield, the poor woman he roped into working on highly classified "off-the-books" operations when she was at her most vulnerable. Dumped by the ex-husband she put through dental school, Syd vows to never get married again. That's a challenge Henry can't leave alone. Raised by a family of women, Henry is a sentimental rogue, even more so at ...
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Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis: An

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Overview

FBI Agent Henry Hartman is a big, fat liar -- a master of deception, who weaves wild tales and creates illusions to fool the bad guys. No one knows this better than Sydney Stansfield, the poor woman he roped into working on highly classified "off-the-books" operations when she was at her most vulnerable. Dumped by the ex-husband she put through dental school, Syd vows to never get married again. That's a challenge Henry can't leave alone. Raised by a family of women, Henry is a sentimental rogue, even more so at the holidays. But he's not about to leave his job as an FBI agent behind, even if it means fooling the Hartman ladies. Taking Syd along for the wild ride, they're in serious trouble when the Christmas celebration collides head on with a killer determined to take out his target. The federal agent crosses the wrong guy and ends up being used for batting practice -- it's up to Syd to get the injured man to Bethlehem, New Hampshire in time for the family reunion. Henry and Syd struggle to keep the ladies out of the loop while getting the job done, but those secrets just keep popping up at the most inconvenient times. Roped into a Christmas wedding at the Inverness Lodge by the willful women, Syd can't figure out if Henry really intends to marry her or if he's just trying to fool his dying grandmother. Will Henry ever tell the truth?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015803228
  • Publisher: Sara M. Barton
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Series: An "Off-the-Books" Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 149,019
  • File size: 288 KB

Meet the Author

Sara M. Barton trained as an educator and artist, worked in clinical settings with children and adults, and now develops family caregiver education as the Practical Caregiver.

"When I was fresh out of college, my goal was to be an author and illustrator. Back then, breaking into publishing was like storming Fort Knox armed only with a toothpick -- that lock wasn't about to yield to the likes of me. Even with a literary agent, I managed to accumulate a lot of rejection slips, but also some encouragement from editors. I put the dream on hold when life interfered. Now, older and wiser, I've got experience under my belt. I look at obstacles with a different perspective. The truth is I love to write fiction. There is nothing sweeter than sticking characters in the hot seat and making them find their way out of the darkness. I'm fascinated by human behavior and I love to see characters grow as they go through tough times. Life is never fair, but I believe in heroes, those people who don't take no for an answer, who put the greater good ahead of 'me, me, me'. But most of all, I enjoy a good story, seasoned with action, memorable characters, unpredictable behavior, and a monkey wrench big enough to jam up the best laid plans. It's the perfect human storm."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Henry Hartman's Holiday Crisis

    Long on story, short on plot. I did like Henry's family. The book was 284 pages of no action or drama. It was a fun read but don't expect too much. A few minor editing errors (words left out). It bothered me that Henry seemed more CIA than FBI and the booked focused on his personal life.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Highly recommend. Good, fast paced read.

    The first in a series I believe, by Sara Barton. A good read. Moves right along, interesting characters. I wanted to read the other books in the Henry Hartman series and I did. Lighthearted and breezy but at the same time, suspenseful. Highly recommend this book as well as the others in this series.

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