After Midnight

After Midnight

by Merline Lovelace

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LtCol Jessica Blackwell never thought she'd return to the Florida panhandle. But now an incredible career opportunity has brought her back to the town she and her mother fled in disgrace so many years ago. Settling into her new job at Eglin AFB, she's confident the past is finally behind her...until the sheriff of Walton County shows up at her door and a series of shocking deaths uncovers old secrets better left buried.

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BN ID: 2940011801242
Publisher: Merline Lovelace
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 571,939
File size: 414 KB

About the Author

A retired Air Force colonel, Merline Lovelace served at bases all over the world, including tours in Taiwan, Vietnam, and at the Pentagon. When she hung up her uniform for the last time, she decided to combine her love of adventure with a flare for storytelling, basing many of her tales on her experiences in the service.

Since then, she’s produced more than eighty action-packed novels, many of which have made USA Today and Waldenbooks bestseller lists. Over eleven million copies of her works are in print in 30 countries. Named Oklahoma’s Writer of the Year and the Oklahoma Female Veteran of the Year, Merline is also a recipient of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita Award.

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After Midnight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## TMI - Too much information about inconsequential things. Pages and pages of them which resulted in a really boring start to a very convoluted story. The idea was there, but the execution was not. And after investing all that time reading, the ending left me completely unsatisfied. My first thought was: seriously?. What a waste of time! Ugh
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Blackwell learned young that she had to be tough; her mother's being the town tramp made her that way. It also led them to being sent out of town by the sherriff, causing Jessica to acquire a deepseated mistrust towards lawmen. ..... Ironically, a quarter of a century later, she finds herself back in her home town as the result of a military promotion, and not long after that, attracted to the sexy sherriff who comes knocking on her door late one night. Dead bodies have begun turning up, and Jessica is the thread that connects them all, and she is the one person with the most obvious motive for wanting these men dead. Being drawn to the prime suspect is something Steve Paxton had never counted on, especially not when his heart still bears scars from a messy divorce. ...... Jessica might be the prime suspect, but the real killer wants her dead as well. As the two delve into the past, though, they begin to wonder if there might be a future for them. They have to survive first however. ..... ***** Taughtly drawn and highly emotional, this novel is on a par with Sandra Brown's earliest and best work, and surpasses that of the current queens of military fiction. Both hero and heroine are all that you could want in a starring couple, equal in toughness, and also in vulnerability. Jessica and Steve work so well together that you wish that they might become the central couple in a series, ala Eve and Roarke. *****
harstan More than 1 year ago
Though she would prefer to avoid this duty near her hometown, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jessica Blackwell accepts the assignment at Eglin. To Jessica her childhood home Valpariso, Florida is near Eglin, but her memory is of a tragedy from a quarter of a century ago when her mother was assaulted. Still she salutes when a three star General selected Jessica to clean up the environmental nightmare at the base in order to satisfy EPA after an illegal dumping into the sewerage system. Walton County Sheriff Steve Paxton visits Jessica to ask her about her relationship with local realtor Ron Clark, who apparently committed suicide. His wife who found the body says his last words she heard was his mentioning Blackwell. Jessica informs the law enforcement official she met Clark once to pick up the keys to this home. Other murders follow with the link between the dead being what happened to Jessica¿s mother, making Steve wonder if he has fallen in love with a vengeful killer. The Commander in Chief of military romantic suspense is Merline Lovelace. Her latest tale, AFTER MIDNIGHT, would gain her the US Senate¿s consent as the sub-genre leader. The key characters are three-dimensional whether they are Air Force or civilian while the support players either provides insight into the area, the military, or the lead couple. The who-done-it is a delightful police procedural as Steve battles between his heart swearing Jessica is innocent and his brain saying she is the connection. Another five star novel by an author whose books always soar with the best. Harriet Klausner