The Runaway Daughter [NOOK Book]


She took the baby and ran…

Eighteen-year-old Maggie didn't know what else to do. She'd promised her dying friend she'd keep the baby safe from his father, a drug dealer…and killer. Who else could she turn to but her uncle, Deputy Tony Rivers?

Everybody Tony cares about seems to leave him. He really wants to help Maggie and the newborn baby, but if he reports them to his boss, Chief Deputy Angie Carter, he ...

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The Runaway Daughter

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She took the baby and ran…

Eighteen-year-old Maggie didn't know what else to do. She'd promised her dying friend she'd keep the baby safe from his father, a drug dealer…and killer. Who else could she turn to but her uncle, Deputy Tony Rivers?

Everybody Tony cares about seems to leave him. He really wants to help Maggie and the newborn baby, but if he reports them to his boss, Chief Deputy Angie Carter, he knows Maggie will run again—and he can't risk losing her.

But how can Tony keep the truth from Angie when they're embroiled in an investigation that puts their jobs—and their lives—on the line?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459221727
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Series: Count on a Cop, #1329
  • Sold by: HARLEQUIN
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,415,751
  • File size: 272 KB

Meet the Author

Anna's day revolves around the men in her life: her talented, techie husband, who taught her how to program computers in college; her creative, incredibly smart son, who doesn't know the meaning of the word can't; and her two aging but never down-for-the-count Siamese cats, who continue to invent unique ways to sit in Anna's lap while she types her stories. Swimming in all that testosterone, Anna indulges her feminine side by writing romance and shopping wherever she can find the fashion she loves at the prices her small-town upbringing will permit her to spend — like the funky purses she gives away in her quarterly website contest, at

But watch out when Anna pulls all that black hair up and puts on her cap to play tennis. She's an A-level competitor in Atlanta, where they take their tennis seriously, and she finds hitting overheads and put-away volleys the perfect stress release for a long day of tangoing with writing deadlines.

And just when you think you know everything there is to know about Anna, you'll find her exercising her more quiet gifts, providing crisis care for adults and children who need a compassionate ear to share their struggles with. She's been a Stephen Minister through her local Methodist church for years, and this year begins her journey working with high school students who are grieving the loss of a parent or family unit due to death or divorce.

Anna loves to keep up with her readers and friends! Drop her a quick note, and visit to catch her latest news, contests, and articles about making your dreams come true.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    Sensational Story

    The Runaway Daughter by Anna DeStefano sensational follow-up to her previous book The Unknown Daughter. _________________ For month¿s coworkers Chief Deputy Angie Carter and deputy Tony Rivers have developed a close friendship. Just when things start to heat up, Angie pulls the breaks on an affair since she is planning to run for Sheriff soon. But Tony¿s presence still lingers on her mind, even though he is ten years younger he makes her feel more alive then she has had in ages. After being dumped by her fiancé after she is unable to have children she is just amazed that a playboy like Tony is even interested in her. ____________________ Tony Rivers has always been the love `em and leave `em kind of guy. The life of the party. Tony and his older brother were orphaned at a young age and while Eric became the responsible one, Tony partied. With his brother and new wife out of town, Tony is responsible for the care of their teenage daughter Maggie. When a terrified Maggie witnesses her best friend being gunned down, she turns with her friend¿s baby in tow to her Uncle Tony. __________________________ Tony tries to handle this on his own, afraid that his niece will bolt with the baby. She made a promise to her friend to get the baby to her parents to care for. But Tony realizes he needs Angie¿s help in order to keep Maggie alive. As Tony and Angie try to capture the killer they turn to each other for comfort. Can this one night turn into something more? __________________________ Anna DeStefano writes with such feeling that you are drawn into caring for her characters. Their trials and chemistry will hook you from page one. This book is so emotional that it will linger with you long after you turn the last page.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    intriguing police procedural romance

    Oakwood, Georgia Chief Deputy Angie Carter and Deputy Tony Rivers know they should not have a relationship outside of friendship and the office as she is his superior. However, they are attracted to one another though she is also a decade older than him and has been burned once before by a player, which is how most people describe Tony. --- Tony¿s teenage niece Maggie talks with her friend single mom Claire Morton about the overdose death of Travis Reynolds Claire believes her baby¿s father Sam Walker is the prime county drug dealer. When Sam and a business associate Marcus come home, bullets fly Claire is shot and is seemingly dying, Marcus is dead, and Maggie flees with baby Max. Maggie turns to her Uncle Tony for help. He, in turn, brings in his boss to help protect his niece and the infant while they investigate the drug dealing and killings by Sam. --- THE RUNAWAY DAUGHTER is an intriguing police procedural romance starring two likable protagonists and a strong support cast. Tony is a misfit who knows he can never be as good as his role model, his older brother while Angie sees how deeply he cares and loves behind his nonchalant façade, but knows she must not pursue a relationship with a direct reports employee. The tension between them as they work the case makes for a strong thriller. Though readers will wonder why the pivotal scene happened where it did as the intelligent Sam would never risk his lucrative business by killing Marcus in his home, fans will enjoy this strong older woman younger man cop romance. --- Harriet Klausner

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