Innocent as Sin (St. Kilda Series #2)
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Innocent as Sin (St. Kilda Series #2)

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by Elizabeth Lowell
     
 

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On what at first appears to be an ordinary day, everything changes for private banker Kayla Shaw when she barely escapes a brutal kidnapping attempt and finds herself accused of a shocking crime: the illegal laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars. Damned by lies and false "evidence," she is trapped with no place to run.

After five agonizing years,

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On what at first appears to be an ordinary day, everything changes for private banker Kayla Shaw when she barely escapes a brutal kidnapping attempt and finds herself accused of a shocking crime: the illegal laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars. Damned by lies and false "evidence," she is trapped with no place to run.

After five agonizing years, landscape painter Rand McCree has finally been offered what he desires most: the name of his twin brother's murderer. Hungry for vengeance, he accepts a job that will place him in the killer's orbit . . . and tantalizingly close to Kayla Shaw. The cold-blooded international criminal responsible for Rand's brother's death has targeted Kayla as his next victim—and only Rand can stop him from killing again.

Suspicious of each other, needing each other, they are two against the world as the violence of the past erupts in the present. And now innocence alone will not be enough to keep Kayla Shaw alive. . . .

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Library Journal
Rand can't find the man who shot his twin brother to death, but he does find Kayla, who needs help when her employer tries to assure her silence about unscrupulous doings. With a one-day laydown. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061745164
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Series:
St. Kilda Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
27,100
File size:
1 MB

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By Elizabeth Lowell

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2007 Elizabeth Lowell
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780061259302

Chapter One

Africa Late March

Wearing dirty camouflage gear, boots, and insect repellent, Rand McCree crouched behind the tattered grass blind. His camera's extreme-long-distance lens filled the hole cut in the loosely woven grass. Even though the sun was barely above the eastern horizon, Rand was sweating. He didn't notice it. In the Demo cratic Republic of Camgeria, whether it was tropical coastland or scrubby interior, men sweated. It was how they knew they were alive.

Through the camera lens Rand watched the rebels—or freedom fighters, depending on your politics—wait next to heavy trucks parked just off the south end of the miserable, barely scraped dirt strip that passed for a runway in this part of Africa.

Next to him, his twin jerked, kicking the AK-47 lying between the two men.

"Settle down," Rand said softly. "The plane will be along eventually."

"Something bit me," Reed muttered.

"Are your shots current?"

"Yeah."

"Then what are you bitching about?"

"I feel like a bush blood bank."

Rand smiled. "You are."

"How did I let you talk me into this?"

"Me? You were the one going on about a lifetime opportunity to get a picture of the most dangerous, mysterious arms trader since—"

"Yeah, yeah," Reed interrupted. "Don't remind me."

"Not more than twice a day."

"More than that. At least twice since—"

"Quiet."

Reed shut up and heard the whining growl of turboprops. He raised his powerful binoculars and began searching the dusty sky in the direction of the sound.

"Got him," he said to his twin. "Coming in at three o'clock, flying low. And I mean low." He whistled softly through his teeth. "That's a ballsy pi lot. Or a drunk. His gear is raking leaves."

"Just one of the problems of flying without filing a flight plan." Rand concentrated on getting the unmarked, unlighted Ilyushin Il-4 in focus as it approached the dirt strip. "Keep an eye on the countryside. We don't want to explain what we're doing here."

"Nobody would ask," Reed said. "They'd just shoot us."

"Like I said—"

"He's going straight in," Reed interrupted, excitement in his voice. "You got him?"

"Yeah. Watch that you don't flash sunlight off your binocular lenses."

"Kiss mine. We're going to nail the Siberian's baby-killing ass."

Rand grinned. The thing about having an identical twin was that he was . . . identical. You talked to each other because you could. But it wasn't necessary. He'd do what you'd do in his place.

No thought required.

The plane leaped into focus. No insignia. No numbers. No identifying marks at all.

Surprise, surprise.

Silently Rand went to work.



Continues...

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Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has more than eighty titles published to date with over twenty-four million copies of her books in print. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, with whom she writes novels under a pseudonym. Her favorite activity is exploring the Western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 5, 1944
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Education:
B. A., University of California, 1966

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Innocent as Sin (St. Kilda Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 29 reviews.
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PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Lowell writes suspense that reels you in and doesn't let go until the very end. Her books are captivating and I've never been disappointed in any of her books that I've read. If you like danger, suspense, twists & turns, romance but with emphasis on suspense, and definitely a page turner author. Kayla is a private banker and suddenly finds herself in danger. Someone tries to kidnap her. Then she is accused of money laundering. Now she has the police looking for her and the ones who framed her. Now she has a contract out on her. Her path crosses with Rand. He's an artist and his brother was murdered. In his search for the killers, his steps cross with Kayla. Can't reveal anymore without revealing too much. Needless to say, I had a hard time putting it down. Definitely 5 stars. I won this book in a contest. No one asked me to leave this review. All opinions are my own. My apologies to the author for the delay in leaving the review. My computer was in the shop for two weeks.
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I love the st. Kilda series!
cah59 More than 1 year ago
highly recommend.
ssheppard56 More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Very entertaining. Great read
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I have been reading Elizabeth Lowell's books for several years. Her writing style is one that I enjoy for the way she presents her characters and spins her mystery tales. Once you start reading, you can't put the book down. Excellent story and one that is more than probably, a current world affair.
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Normally, I really like Elizabeth Lowell's books, even though she writes differently than most authors I read. However, I did not like this book. The characterization was really flat and most of the interesting parts included Grace and Joe bantering. Even the villians in this book were just flat. Skip this book!