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Exposure: The Cutting Edge\White Lies

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by Linda Howard
 

The Cutting Edge

Brett Rutland is a bull. As the top troubleshooter at Carter Engineering, he's used to getting his way. When he's tasked with cracking an internal embezzlement case, he meets firm accountant Tessa Conway. She's beautiful and interested, but falling for her will not only test Brett's control, it may also jeopardize the case&

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The Cutting Edge

Brett Rutland is a bull. As the top troubleshooter at Carter Engineering, he's used to getting his way. When he's tasked with cracking an internal embezzlement case, he meets firm accountant Tessa Conway. She's beautiful and interested, but falling for her will not only test Brett's control, it may also jeopardize the case—especially since she's the prime suspect.

White Lies

Jay Granger is shocked when the FBI shows up on her doorstep, saying her ex-husband has been in a terrible accident. She keeps a bedside vigil, but when Steve Crossfield awakes from his coma, he is nothing like the man Jay married. Ironically, she finds herself more drawn to him than ever. She can't help but wonder who this man really is, and whether the revelation of his true identity will shatter their newly discovered passion.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"You can't read just one Linda Howard!"

-New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter

"Linda Howard writes with power, stunning sensuality and a storytelling ability unmatched in the romance drama. Every book is a treasure for the reader to savor again and again."

-New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen

"This master storyteller takes our breath away."

-RT Book Reviews

"Linda Howard knows what readers want."

-Affaire de Coeur

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373777006
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Pages:
490
Sales rank:
576,746
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 4.18(h) x 1.31(d)

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"That," said Brett Rutland in a quietly appreciative voice, "should be illegal."

Evan Brady had been watching the young woman who had just walked past them, too, and he could only agree. He'd already been in the Los Angeles office for a week, and he'd seen her several times. "You'll have to get in line, along with the rest of us," he advised Brett dryly. "Her social life would make a Philadelphia debutante green with envy."

A cool, hard smile touched Brett's lips. "Sorry; I think I'll cut in and go to the head of the line."

Evan was a little startled, for he'd never known Brett to become involved with anyone in the company before, and he'd really only been teasing. Still, when a man looked at Teresa Conway, other considerations tended to fly right out of his mind. Then he shrugged. "She doesn't look like the general idea of a bookkeeper, does she?"

Brett's dark blue eyes cut sharply to him. "Bookkeeper?"

"And damned good at what she does, too. She has to automatically be considered a suspect."

Brett nodded, turning his gaze once again to the slim back of the woman and watching until she entered the elevator and he was no longer able to see her.

He and Evan were in Los Angeles to quietly investigate the mysterious discrepancy that an internal audit had turned up in the Los Angeles office of Carter Engineering, which was under the corporate umbrella of the Carter-Marshall Group. When Joshua Carter had heard of the possible embezzlement in his base company, he'd been livid, and Joshua Carter in a rage was something to behold, even though he was now pushing seventy. He'd called in his prize troubleshooter to investigate and handle the problem, and he'd instructed Brett to prosecute to the full extent of the law. Nobody stole from Joshua Carter and got away with only dismissal and a slap on the wrist! Bad publicity could go hang, for all he cared.

Brett shared with Joshua Carter the same cold distrust for a thief; he'd worked too hard to achieve his success to feel anything but contempt for anyone who tried to do it the easy way, by stealing the fruit of someone else's labors. It might take a while, but he and Evan would find the thief, and their handling of the situation would make everyone else in Carter Engineering think twice before they took so much as a pencil home.

Computer theft, by someone who really knew computers, could be a real bitch to track down, but Brett had full confidence in Evan's skills. There were few other people in the United States who could match Evan's expertise with a computer. With Evan working on the technical end, and Brett investigating the people, they'd have this wrapped up before the thief even knew they were coming. The cover story that had been given out was that they were in Los Angeles to investigate the feasibility of a new computer system that was being considered. Evan could make that look legitimate for an indefinite length of time.

Brett rubbed his jaw consideringly. "Do you know her name?" he asked Evan in an almost absent manner.

"Every man in this building knows her name," Evan replied, grinning. "Teresa Conway, but everyone calls her Tessa. She isn't married; I…uh, pulled her personnel file."

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
You can't read just one Linda Howard!"

-New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter

"Linda Howard writes with power, stunning sensuality and a storytelling ability unmatched in the romance drama. Every book is a treasure for the reader to savor again and again."

-New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen

"This master storyteller takes our breath away."

-RT Book Reviews

"Linda Howard knows what readers want."

-Affaire de Coeur

Meet the Author

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
what a waste of money. I loved the stories the first time I read them. If you are going to re issue old books, please let us know so we don't waste the money to buy books we already have on our shelves. Linda Howard was one of the few that I still bought just because there was a new one on the shelf. I will make sure I don't do that anymore