High Noon

High Noon

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by Nora Roberts, Susan Ericksen
     
 

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The New York Times Bestseller

The phenomenal number-one New York Times bestselling author is back with a spine-tingling novel about a woman who walks fearlessly into danger—but must draw on her courage to let love into her life. See more details below

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The New York Times Bestseller

The phenomenal number-one New York Times bestselling author is back with a spine-tingling novel about a woman who walks fearlessly into danger—but must draw on her courage to let love into her life.

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Publishers Weekly

At the start of this scintillating slice of romantic suspense from prolific bestseller Roberts (Sweet Revenge), Lt. Phoebe MacNamara, the chief hostage negotiator for the Savannah, Ga., PD, meets Duncan Swift, a sports bar owner, as they both try to prevent a suicidal bartender Duncan fired from jumping off a roof on St. Patrick's Day. In the aftermath, a romance develops between Phoebe and Duncan, though in typical Roberts style the enigmatic Phoebe's devotion to career and family, who include a young daughter and an agoraphobic mother, creates tension in their relationship. After Phoebe survives a vicious attack within her own precinct house by an unknown assailant, it becomes clear that someone is intent on harming Phoebe and those close to her. A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts. (July)

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Phoebe MacNamara is the top hostage negotiator on the Savannah police force, but she has yet to deal with the guy who assaulted her at her precinct house and is now leaving nasty notes at her door. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Murder mixes with anguish in steamy Savannah. FBI-trained hostage negotiator Phoebe MacNamara is a lieutenant in the Savannah police department. Ever since Phoebe and her family were held hostage when she was 12, her mother has been agoraphobic, and Phoebe and her brother Carter still bear the psychological scars, but Phoebe's used the memory to hone her skills. While talking a suicidal bartender off a ledge, she meets his boss, Duncan Swift. The charming millionaire coaxes her into meeting for a drink, and their relationship slowly deepens. But life takes a turn for the worse when a misogynist cop botches a hostage situation. Suspended, he blames Phoebe and retaliates by viciously attacking her in the precinct house stairwell. He loses his job, but his father's connections keep him out of jail. Phoebe is physically and mentally injured, but her family and her blossoming relationship with Duncan help her cope until a dangerous pattern develops: A strange man keeps crossing her path. Dead animals begin appearing on her doorstep. A hostage taker is shot after she talks him into surrendering. Her ex-husband is brutally murdered by the mystery man, who phones her with sadistic threats. Is it the spiteful disgraced cop or someone from her past? Phoebe must identify the killer before he can carry out his final outrage. Nerve-wracking suspense leavened with romance and spiced with sex: another hit for the prolific Roberts (Blue Smoke, 2005, etc.). Agent: Amy Berkower/Writers House LLC

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469271231
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
995,556
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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