Hunted

Hunted

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by Karen Robards
     
 

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In New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards’s latest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, a reckless former detective knows too much, and a hostage negotiator is forced to join him on the run for his life.

’Twas the night before Christmas . . . and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling

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In New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards’s latest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, a reckless former detective knows too much, and a hostage negotiator is forced to join him on the run for his life.

’Twas the night before Christmas . . . and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans. The perp? Detective Reed Ware, model cop turned outlaw. After receiving a panicked call from Hollis “Holly” Bayard, a teenage street tough with a penchant for amateur sleuthing who stumbles upon the scene of a drug-deal-turned- murder, Ware finds his and his friend’s lives in dire danger. The crime Holly witnessed could be the biggest police cover-up this side of New Orleans—and no one’s talking. Driven to desperate measures to uncover the truth, Ware stages a coup at a Christmas party for the New Orleans elite, including the mayor, the council chairman, the sheriff, and the superintendent of police, who just happens to be hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace’s estranged father.

Cool, calm, controlled. That’s Caroline’s reputation. But when she’s brought in to talk Ware off the proverbial ledge, she realizes no amount of false promises is going to placate this man, who looks even hotter than he did years ago when seventeen-year-old Caroline tried to seduce him. It was his duty to protect her family then. Now it’s her turn . . . if she can think fast enough over the pounding of her heart.

When Caroline becomes wrapped up in the drama, it’s clear the sizzling tension she shared with Ware never let up. And the harder she tries to defuse the situation, the more she begins to wonder whose side she’s really on.

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Library Journal
A top hostage negotiator for the New Orleans Police Department, Caroline Wallace is facing former colleague Reed Ware, who's got the mayor and the chief of police at the end of his gun. When he manages to take Caroline hostage, Reed explains that he's in danger after having discovered high-level police and government corruption. (This is the Big Easy.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451678710
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
12/10/2013
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,306,117
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Robards is the author of more than forty novels and one novella. A regular on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others. She is the mother of three boys and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Hunted 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books are always a great read! I hated for it to come to the end. Excitement, suspense and just enough romance set in a great location.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hunted is a suspenseful mystery with a lot of heat between two characters fighting for what's right. I would highly recommend Hunted to any romantic suspense reader...brace yourself!   Caroline is now a Jefferson Parish police sergeant and a hostage negotiator. When she is called out on Christmas Eve to a mansion where some of Jefferson Parish's top brass are being held hostage, she is shocked to discover not only is one of the hostages her father, but the hostage taker is Reed. When Reed manages to escape, taking Holly and Caroline with him, Caroline soon begins to realize there is a lot more to the story than Reed is telling her...and she soon begins to realize she really does want to help him. Just being with him has put her in danger now too...and Reed is going to have to trust someone to help him. For someone who trust's no one, it will be a big step for Reed to trust Caroline, but it might be one he has to take, even if there is far more going on than Caroline can imagine. Reed is a homocide detective in New Orleans. Having lost his ex-wife and young son in an accident 3 years ago, Reed has been living to work. But he is getting tired of it, tired of all the killing and badness. Holly and Ant are two young teen boys he has come to know through work and has befriended, trying to help after they lost their mother to murder. With Holly determined to find the people responsible for his mother's death, Reed becomes entrenched in a graveyard of gang related killings. But does the murder stop with the gangs? Or is there more going on than anyone would want someone like Reed to find out?     
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
Loved Hunted! It was very sexy, hot, steamy, fast paced, and full of suspense! Lots of chemistry between Reed (homicide detective) and Caroline (cop and daughter of police sergeant). I listened to the audio book and it was right on with the slow southern New Orleans Big Easy accent. I adore Cassandra Campbell and this was my first time listening to MacLeod Andrews (Narrators)-they were a perfect pair –listening to the wee hours of the morning to see how it ended! Reed lost his ex-wife and son in an accident more than 3 yrs ago and finds himself fired and at the beginning of the book and is holding a mansion full of people hostage. Holly and Ant are two young teen boys he has befriended and he is trying to help them after their mom was murdered. He knows the police had something to do with it and when he explains he was fired. He decides to take matters into his own hands. Caroline had a crush on Reed more than 10 yrs. earlier when she was a teen. Her attraction for him still exists and now that she is older Reed feels the same. She is sent to the mansion on Christmas Eve and Reed not only escapes – he takes Holly and Caroline with him. Caroline knows Reed is a good cop so she decides to help him. Little does she know at the time, her father is also involved? Karen Robards is at the top of her game with Hunted and one I would highly recommend – if you hate police corruption – you will love it! Caroline and Reed are strong independent characters and so hot together- Highly recommend!
bookcatcc More than 1 year ago
To be fair, I suppose a romance/suspense writer can't win. If they concentrate on the crime aspect, we want more romance. If they concentrate on the romance, we want more police procedural plotting. I am a Karen Robards fan, but the buildup of passion and the sex scenes weren't just too plentiful, they were a bit unbelievable in the circumstances. The police aspect starts out well, but too much of the resolution takes place behind the scenes. A decent read, but ultimately not satisfying.
dutcheja More than 1 year ago
Hunted is a great mystery/suspense book with a small amount of romance thrown in for good measure. I am a huge fan of Karen Robards but this book started a little slow for me. Once I got into it the story flew by. I loved the characters in the book which also kept me glued to the story. Reed and Caroline had a lot of chemistry that sizzled on the pages. Holly and Ant are 2 kids who lost their mother and they are committed to staying together no matter what. Holly witnesses a crime that he shouldn't have and it throws all of the characters into danger. I love Reed's committment to the kids who lost their mother to the streets, drugs, prostitution and ultimately her death. The characters Reed, Caroline, Holly & Ant have the makings of a great family. You will have to read to find out.
spatt856 More than 1 year ago
This book is one long sex scene with a little bit of a story here and there. I didn't really care for it. I've always enjoyed her books in the past but her most recent books have been a big letdown.
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Amias padded in first, followed by his sister. "Nice place," He murmured.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry. Bbt
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"Ok i guess" she mewed
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Killed the nouse, aknowledging cutthroat with a nod.
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Padded back.
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One of her extended claws caught into the mouse's throat, chuckling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picks up the mouse after scenting the air. He then pads back to camp.
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I love Karen Robards but have been putting off this book for some reason.Well, I thought it was fantastic! Classic Robards. Perfect blend of suspense and romance. The final explanation a little far-fetched, but I really enjoyed it.
S-H More than 1 year ago
Am reading this at the present time so cannot rate it now; however I thought it a little hard to get in to, which is unusual for her but once I did, is quite good. She is a favorite author of mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Lets go back to camp"he said and padded back to camp.
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She smiled at him and scented the air for prey.
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She nodded following
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have a good day see you tonight
sissie2 More than 1 year ago
The hunted was good lot of suspense, liked how it all worked out with her not so great father.