The Last Enemy

The Last Enemy

by Pauline Baird Jones
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The Last Enemy by Pauline Baird Jones

A lawman rescues a romance writer, but can she rescue his heart?
Two men need her. One needs her dead. Author Dani Gwynne must plot her own survival, working against time, terror and her fear of heights. Deputy US Marshal Matthew Kirby is the lawman in charge of finding Dani-before she's killed by elusive killer who has never missed his mark...until now. With the clock ticking down on their macabre game of hide and seek, Dani must defeat a killer who won't stop until he gets what he wants. Or he destroys them all trying...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786221851
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Series: First Edition Romance Series
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.08(d)

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The Last Enemy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is an excerpt at the end of this 287 page novel, for a total of 303 pages. This is a free standing book. It is well edited, has murder, violence, romance, a strong female and male lead and enough red herrings to keep a fisherman happy for days. A romance writer is in the witness protection program. Somerhing goes wrong and she meets a detective, who is out to save her life, get the bad guys and find the mole in his department. This book has a touch of so many genres, it is never boring, is a very fast read, it is different from most romances and is action packed. The writing style is very concise and to the point. At first, I was not sure I would like it, because it seemed as if the words were abrupt and the cadence if the speech hard. I soon got used to it and came to like the no frills telling of the story. This is a pretty clean book, no sex, rape or cursing. There is no homosexuality or religion either. There is some pretty graphic murder and the violence is well......violent. Really violent. I enjoyed this book very much. It is for both roosters and chicks, ages 18 and up. A very nice length, well edited, great plot, likable characters, lots of action and suspense. It was great. Recommended. AD
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Last Enemy. Now I'm going back and start reading it all over again. It's that good--a keeper, an annual read. I was so caught up with the characters, so enmeshed in the plot, that I absolutely dreaded the climax. I found myself shaking in anticipation--I was wise to get a head start. As a writer I appreciate the pure talent and sheer hard work it took to create The Last Enemy. I want to write like that when I grow up.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
Even though the heroine is a romance author (which we are reminded of often) this is not a light read. Dani Gwynne is a witness in Protective Custody in a safe house that turns out to be not so safe. Somehow a hit man finds Dani and tries to kill her, taking out one of her protectors first. While in the safe house she's been chatting online. How this was allowed when her location was supposed to be secret was beyond me. Dani feels like she can't trust anyone so runs on her own. She comes across as being smart in this story but running from the US Marshalls wasn't too bright. I understood why she did that but a smart person would have trusted the professionals to do their job. Yeah, some got killed doing it but it's still better to trust them than go it on your own. The way she was called a romance writer so much made her sound incompetent. All in all, it was hard to think very highly of Dani. Matt was one of the Marshalls protecting her. He was so absorbed in his job that he was not a very likable person. But he was good at what he did, making him determined to keep her alive. But she kept evading him and the villain who was after her. The villain was terrific. I hated him like I was supposed to. This mystery has lots of surprises with the characters and a good ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story captured and held my attention from beginning to end. The characters were interesting and I could visualize each of the U.S. Marshals. The killer...well, that guy was truly a sicko! Overall, I found this story to be very entertaining and at times, felt as if I was watching a good movie on t.v. instead of reading. The book wraps up the story so there is no cliffhanger. However, there are 2 more brothers and their Mom's stories to read. I will include this author as one of my favorites and will read the other books. ENJOYABLE READ. **vrnb**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book . Cannot wait to get the rest of the series .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe too much going on with too many characters, but a good story behind all of that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago