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Retribution: Book 2 of the Degrees of Darkness series
     

Retribution: Book 2 of the Degrees of Darkness series

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by Winter Austin
 

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Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. A case that put Remy on a collision course with death.

Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to

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Called to the homicide of a Dallas criminal lawyer, Detective Remy LeBeau stares at a scene that drags him back into his past. To another murdered lawyer in New Orleans. A case that put Remy on a collision course with death.

Cody Lewis struggles with the horrific memories of her kidnapping and the need to numb the pain. The battle she puts up causes her to avoid Remy and their undetermined relationship. But the flashbacks and nightmares are proving more potent than Cody thought and she's having a harder time resisting the cravings for alcohol.

As the case takes a turn in revealing a professional assassin is behind the death, Remy begins to make decisions that could cost him his job and Cody. Because the deeper he sinks, the closer the enemies of his past come to finding him.

Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440564468
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Series:
Degrees of Darkness , #2
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
960,490
File size:
513 KB

Meet the Author

Winter Austin resides in the Midwest with her Beta Hero, four mind-boggling kids, and a bevy of pets. When she’s not trying to kill her characters in some form or fashion she can be found in the kitchen creating another culinary delight.

Website: http://www.winteraustin.com

Twitter: @WinterAustin_

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Retribution 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RowanJadeAC More than 1 year ago
Retribution is the second book by Winter Austin that I’ve been fortunate to read. If you haven’t read the first book, Relentless, I would recommend that you do. Otherwise, you will miss a good story and depth of understanding in this second installment of the Degrees of Darkness series.  Retribution continues the story of Remy and Cody. I love this story. It’s believable, logical, and gripping. Here’s a quote from the book “Fear coiled in the pit of her gut, and its venom slithered through her veins.”  I still get chills read this line.  The characters are deeper. Cody is struggling what happened to her in Relentless (don’t want to give away any spoilers in this or the previous book) which is realistic instead of having her swoon into the hero’s arms. Remy is pursued by his past and the dangers draw into a dramatic conclusion with his and Cody’s life pitted against a professional assasin. This is a must read for anyone who loves romantic suspense, mystery, contemporary romance, or a thrilling read that will have you savoring every page. 
BookLoverBecky More than 1 year ago
Retribution the second book in the Degrees of Darkness series, has an independent story arc that begins and ends within its own pages while building upon the larger arc that began in Book One and won't conclude until the end of Book Four. The independent story does make it possible to read just this book but buh-leive me you want to read the first book too! In Retribution we get to see more of the hero and heroine's individual back stories as well as the further development of their romance. Secondary characters are expanded and oh my, there is voodoo, murder most foul, sins of his past, and sadly, of hers. In the first book we got to meet the hero and heroine, in this one we get to KNOW them, a taste of what drives them and the darkness they both run from. Once again, Winter Austin tells one hell of a romantic suspense. The cover clearly foreshadows that Retribution is going to burn the house down. And man does it. I can't wait for the next book!
Rachel_Wilder More than 1 year ago
 This is the second installment in the Degrees of Darkness series, starring Cajun detective Remy LeBeau and  barrel racer Cody Lewis. They're making progress, but so many secrets still stand in the way of their happily ever  after. You can read this one on its own, but you'll be missing a lot of the layers that make it so awesome. As usual  Remy has more secrets than the CIA, and they've already taken people he loves. The secrets are pushing Cody  away at a time when she needs Remy more than ever. Her descent into an alcoholic binge is particularly well  done and doesn't pull any punches. But what comes after that descent, wow! You have to read it to find out why there's a burning house on the cover,  and who the house belongs to. Also, if you have a crush developing on Remy's partner, Heath Anderson, there's plenty of fuel to turn that crush into a raging swoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second installment on the Degrees of Darkness series doesn't disappoint! In fact, it heightens the readers interest and puts into place all the background information gleaned from the Relentless. Retribution picks up right where Relentless left off. Can you read this one without having read Relentless? Yes. But, I wouldn't recommend it. If you do, you'll miss much of the background information that makes everything fit together and intensifies the plot.  Cody and Remy are becoming comfortable with their relationship and have put more of a "label" on it. They still are not a traditional couple by any means. Each of them has too much baggage for that. In Retribution, Remy's past rears its ugly head big time. What lengths will he go to in order to protect Cody? Will he ever realize that she isn't Marie? There are many more questions answered in this one, but just as many either left unanswered or come to light. Again, the intrigue is high, the characters are intriguing, and the interaction is fast and furious. I'm glad that Anderson gets a bigger role in this one.  OK, off to Revenge, book three in the series. It's difficult to put these down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great second installment to series. Everything a good romantic suspense should have. Intricate plot, good character development and great chemistry. Really enjoyed. Now on to book three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago