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In New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards's latest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, a reckless former detective knows too much, and a hostage negotiator is forced to join him on the run for his life.

'Twas the night before Christmas . . . and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans. The perp? Detective Reed Ware, model cop turned outlaw. Reed's out for truth, and will stop at nothing to get it--including waging a coup among the city's most elite, including the mayor, the council chairman, the sheriff, and the superintendent of police . . . who just happens to be hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace's father.

Cool, calm, controlled. That's Caroline's reputation. But when Reed, looking even hotter than he did years ago when seventeen-year-old Caroline tried to seduce him, becomes her next case, she's swept up by their still-sizzling tension.

Nothing about tonight is what it seems, and it's up to Caroline to put the pieces together--if she can think fast enough over the pounding of her heart. But the harder Caroline tries to do her job, the more she begins to wonder whose side she's really on.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2014, c2013
Edition: 1st Pocket Books paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451678734
Branch Call Number: PB R
Characteristics: 438 p. ;,17 cm


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Good summer read. Recommended by Ferne.

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Aug 04, 2015

I usually love her books but the more you read them, the more they seem the same. She could let up on the sexual descriptions which seem to be repetitive and happen too often. We get that they are attracted to be another....just go with the story. I wish the ending wasn't so abrupt and concluded in just a few pages. Still a good read.

Jan 19, 2015

usually appreciate this author, Robards, more, but this book just seemed tedious. Too similar to other "suspense" novels, but not enough action for me, to keep me really interested.

IMolina3 Dec 19, 2013

I just finish this book yesterday its very good offcourse, i just think that it has a similarities to her other book what is the name again pansuit oh no pursuit yeah that one not the same but it similar to it, but its is actually very good suspense read..

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