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Law and Disorder
     

Law and Disorder

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by Heather Graham
 

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Trust the enemy?

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he's holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor's eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick

Overview

Trust the enemy?

Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he's holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor's eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk?

Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can't let Kody die. He won't. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose.

The Finnegan Connection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781335720771
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
01/17/2017
Series:
Finnegan Connection Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
36,463
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham has written more than a hundred novels. She's a winner of the RWA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Thriller Writers' Silver Bullet. She is an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, check out her websites: TheOriginalHeatherGraham.com, eHeatherGraham.com, and HeatherGraham.tv. You can also find Heather on Facebook.

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Law and Disorder 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks 3 months ago
From the very first line Heather Graham hooks readers into a novel of steamy suspense. Dakota Cameron, actress and part-time bartender, is working at her family's Crystal Manor museum in Florida before heading back to New York for work. She doesn't expect to be taken hostage, along with other members of staff, by a gang wearing masks of notorious gangsters. The leader of the gang, Dillinger, is on the hunt for Anthony Green's hidden treasure and it's up to Kody to find it before anyone is hurt. Lost treasure possibly hidden in the swamps and bogs of the Everglades makes Law and Disorder all the more intriguing. A great majority of the novel is taken place in the Everglades. Just imagine all the trouble Kody and undercover Agent Nick Connolly get into while trying to survive an expanse of nature and an obsessed criminal. As much as I like the idea of the story, I wasn't a big fan of the dialogue. Dillinger managed to sound like a cheesy villain and the other characters didn't really stand out from one another. In other words, it was hard to imagine their speech coming from actual people. The romance is an interesting blend of instant connection and mutual attraction as Kody realizes one of the kidnappers is a man she bumped into in New York, and Nick does everything in his power to remain undercover while keeping her safe. The romance scenes feel like they actually belong in a regency romance because of how tamed and modest they are, but it goes in hand with the fast pace of the novel. I've always been a big fan of stories featuring FBI agents and romantic thrillers. While Law and Disorder hasn't made my list of favorites, I still enjoyed the first novel of Heather Graham's latest series The Finnegan Connection. *ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
beckymmoe 8 days ago
Great setting, a fairly involved plot, likable characters--this one should have ticked all the boxes but instead fell pretty flat. I just wasn't really drawn in--not by the action, not by the suspense, and not by the relationship; at least, not as much as I'd have liked to have been. It was enough to keep me reading (that, and the fact that I was supposed to write a review) but not enough to really keep me glued to the pages. I wanted them to reach a happy ending, but wasn't terribly invested in the prospect. This was only my second book by this author, neither was a big hit for me. She tends to get good reviews, though, so maybe I'll try one more before giving up...at least this one was fairly short! Rating: 3 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
BooksAndSpoons 20 days ago
Law and Disorder start with a chaotic hostage situation at the old mansion in Miami. A group of bandits masked as famous robbers of the history is after a treasure hidden for decades. Convinced that Kody Cameron, with her extended research on the matter, is the only one who could ever find it, they kidnap her to find the treasure for them. One of the bandits is an undercover FBI agent Nick Connolly, who months ago met Kody in New York and is afraid she will blow his cover, and so the whole operation, to capture one of the top ten most wanted criminals in the country. I love the author's work, Heather Graham writes mind-blowing suspense stories with some romantic aspects in them. Law and Disorder has an extended background story to it, the history of the treasure, the history of the mansion, the history of the famous robbers, the history of the bandits, the history of Nick and Kody's connection and meeting... There is a lot of information in the first quarter at the book, and it does get a bit overwhelming. But after the scene is set the story picks off and the intensity of the suspense grows rapidly as the hunt for the treasure change locations. I liked the characters, both Nick and Kody. While at the mansion Nick is doing his best to keep everyone alive and keep his cover. The dance between the tasks isn't easy, and at times it seemed nearly impossible that no one picked up on his duplicity. Nick is a fair, humble and kind man, he loves his career and the work he does. His instant attraction to Kody months ago in New York let to nothing but now he maybe has a new chance to make a move, if they all just survive the coop. Kody is an actress, a bit flamboyant, but with a heart of gold, and always putting others first. She is a passionate, brilliant, and brave, though she sometimes let her mouth go before her thoughts. The action is vivid and violent, the leader of the bandits doesn't have much value for a human life, yet has an interesting code of conduct that spikes up at the most unexpected times. The twists in the plot are unforeseen, the constantly growing intensity puts the reader to the edge as the characters slosh around the swamps fighting against the wildlife as much as the insane, murderous leader of the bandits. With lot of history and scenery from the Everglades, the unpredictable tale of deadly and dangerous action takes the reader for a hunt of a lifetime where human life doesn't have much value, where precarious nature is adding into the hardship, yet a surprising, wonderful, tender feelings take root and a priceless treasure of heart is found. I'm looking forward to this new exciting series from one of my favorite authors! ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
jdh2690 3 months ago
This story started suddenly and with a “bang” when, in Chapter One, the heroine (Kody) turned around to find a gun in her face. I like that kind of action in a suspenseful story (what I call “getting right down to it”). The romance angle to this story started right off the bat too when it was obvious to the reader that one of the thieves and hostage takers (Barrow aka Nick) was not as violent as the others, was protective of the hostages in fact. Turns out Nick was an undercover FBI agent who had met Kody once before when he was in New York and tried throughout most of this story to keep her from recognizing him and letting his undercover persona be discovered by the leader of the thieves. In any event, there was an undercurrent of violence in the story from the leader of the thieves that added to the suspense and the “cat and mouse” chase to discover a hidden stash of jewels with all of the hostages staying alive. I enjoyed this suspenseful romance very much! I was provided an advance copy of the book by NetGalley.