Risky Business [NOOK Book]

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Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquility of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee - diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can't see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz's apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realizes that she is already more involved in Jonas' quest to unravel Jerry's murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas and Liz will be ...
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Overview

Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquility of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee - diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can't see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz's apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realizes that she is already more involved in Jonas' quest to unravel Jerry's murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas and Liz will be drawn into a dangerous criminal underworld that could cost them both their lives...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459273870
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 10/17/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 36,351
  • File size: 353 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Good story, lots of twists and turns

    This was a very good romantic mystery by Nora Roberts and the setting was unbelievable. This was a good mystery that kept you guessing until the end. Highly recommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2013

    A must read.

    I couldn't put it down.If you like suspense,drama, with romance
    then this is definetly for you

    GBC66

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Another great romance; thriller by Nora Roberts.

    Just finished this book and loved it. I love books set in the tropic and this did not disappoint. Fast moving right till the end.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Loved it

    Not sure why any one would dislike this book. It was GREAT! From beginning to end - not obe dead spot. LOVE IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    This is book is so bad it made me wonder if Roberts has some kin

    This is book is so bad it made me wonder if Roberts has some kind of auto-writer program. Stilted writing, horrifically stupid motivation for the characters. I couldn't even finish it.

    Roberts does such a better job in so many other books, I can't understand why this one got published. If I could give it a zero star rating, I would.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Loved it!!!

    As always, I enjoyed this book. Nora has become one of favorite authors.

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  • Posted March 7, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Gosh for Nora Roberts fans it is another good book

    I loved the book and she just brings the people to life . The story was well written and I felt sad when I finished it for I enjoyed it so much . Now looking for another by her . Love her work.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended - Must Read

    This is another great story by Nora Roberts, she is an amazing author. She truly brings her characters to life in her books.

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  • Posted November 22, 2011

    Light, not too light, something like jello

    Have read several others from this author and this one is less. Was expecting more from her and was disappointed. However, for light and I mean light reading, it was over quickly, so not too bad. I live in the Caribbean and though it takes place in Mexico, which almost is the Caribbean, it is not really the Caribbean ( it is presented as taking place there), but that is the least of it. The characters are representative of many other characters but they flow along. It is ok for a quickie but you won't be really involved with the people.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Another Hit by Nora

    Nora is one of my favorite authors and she didn't disappoint me with this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Same Thing, Different Title

    A reissue , this will satisfy diehard Roberts fans, but not of her better efforts

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2011

    Typical Nora

    Nora Roberts has typical format. As long as you aren't looking for anything else you will enjoy this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great

    Great weekend read with great characters. Finished in a few hours

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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